19 bidders presented offers for 17 hydrocarbons blocks tender

Some 19 bidders, including enterprises and consortiums, presented Monday their technical and economic offers for 17 hydrocarbons blocks in the framework of the international bidding process organized by Perupetro, to be held on Wednesday.

The general manager of Perupetro, Ronald Egúsquiza, reported that 58 companies have sent their intention letters to take part in the next tender. Only 44 bidders have pre-qualified to continue the process, and only 19 sent their intention letters today.

In addition, 17 of 22 blocks incorporated to the bidding process have received offers, which means that investors are interested in 85 percent of these blocks.

He said that most of the interested companies were from India, such as Jindall Steel, Reliance Industries and Global Steel Holdings.

He stated that block 149, located at the Marañón basisn and close to the area of heavy crude oil, was the most demanded. Five enterprises were interested in it.

Publication: Andina - English Newswire
Provider: Andina
Date: September 9, 2008

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