During a July press conference Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE) announced that tenders will carried out before the end of 2018 for the remaining free oil and gas blocks. There are currently 53 onshore blocks and 51 offshore blocks in Myanmar and among them, exploration and production activities are being conducted at 35 onshore and 38 offshore blocks. As with previous tenders, the tenders are expected to be open to foreign companies. In the previous round of tenders awarded in 2014, for the onshore blocks there was a requirement for a foreign investor to partner with a Myanmar company.

Our previous report for a list of winners from the tenders awarded in 2014 and 2013.