Lebanon announced yesterday the list of companies qualified to participate in Lebanon’s first licensing round. A second pre-qualification round was organized between 02 February and 31 March 2017. Ten companies applied to be pre-qualified. Eight of them passed, one as operator and seven as non-operator.
The pre-qualified companies are as follows:
- ONGC Videsh Limited (Operator);
- PJSC Lukoil;
- Sapurakencana Energy Sdn Bhd;
- Sonatrach International Petroleum Exploration & Production Corporation;
- Qatar Petroleum International Limited;
- Petropars LTD;
- JSC Novatek;
- New Age African Global Energy.
ONGC Videsh, which qualified in 2013 as non-operator, upgraded its status to operator.
All of the companies that qualified in 2013 (12 operators and 32 non-operators) remain qualified, whether they updated their files or not. Those that didn’t and plan to submit a bid are required to update their information.
Interested companies have until September 15 to submit their bids. They have to form a consortium of three companies, minimum one of which shall be pre-qualified as operator.