Eight companies pre-qualified for Lebanon First Licensing Round

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:

  1. ONGC Videsh Limited (Operator);
  2. PJSC Lukoil;
  3. Sapurakencana Energy Sdn Bhd;
  4. Sonatrach International Petroleum Exploration & Production Corporation;
  5. Qatar Petroleum International Limited;
  6. Petropars LTD;
  7. JSC Novatek;
  8. 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.