The Brazilian National Agency for Oil, Natural Gas and Biofuels (Agência Nacional do Petróleo, Gás Natural e Biocombustíveis - "ANP") is holding a public consultation regarding the interest of companies that wishes to invest in mature fields in the following basins: (i) Recôncavo (4); (ii) Espírito Santo (3); (iii) Tucano Sul (1); (iv) Paraná (1); and (v) Barreirinhas (1). 

Interested companies should submit a statement specifying the area of interest, and submit it by correspondence to the ANP. Seismic and well data will be available at the ANP offices in Rio de Janeiro and Salvador, upon previous schedule by email. These areas will be available for consultation until October 3, 2014

This public consultation is made in light of Resolution No. 32/2014 of the ANP, which became effective on  June 06, 2014, and established specific measures to increase the presence of small and medium-sized companies in the upstream business in Brazil, following the guidelines set by the Brazilian National Council for Energy Policies Resolution No. 1/2013. 

Please find the official text of such resolution (in Portuguese) here.