Yes, in accordance to the Petroleum Law 21/2015, article 26, only companies registered Mozambique are capable to sign the EPCC and conduct petroleum operations weather national or international.
Yes, the Pre-qualification requirement is for all companies interested in attending the Mozambique 6th Licensing Round.
Yes, Mozambique 6th Licensing Round is open to any interested companies.
The 2,000,000 MT fee is paid during the submission of the EPCC application only. No fee is paid for the pre-qualification.
The licensing of the minimum data package is mandatory (as per Geotechnical Data Guidelines). The licensing of this data will allow companies to evaluate the prospectivity of the Area of interest before application, therefore its importance and reason behind the mandatory nature.
It is our understanding that both versions (Portuguese and English) contain the same information and both should be used, any misleading discrepancy should be indicated to INP for clarification.
Requirement is that Application for Pre-qualification must be submitted by each Applicant individually. Does this mean that in case Concessionaire is a group of companies, each company, composing Concessionaire, shall submit individual application for pre-qualification and separately go through the pre-qualification process?
Yes, in fact at this stage there is no need to have a consortium, we are willing to assess the capabilities for each potential applicant in the process.
Pre-qualification application should be presented in Portuguese or English but supporting documents required under the Pre-qualification, issued in other language than Portuguese or English, should be translated by a certified translator.
No. Applicants must make all efforts to submit the complete information required for Pre-qualification, nevertheless additional information might be required by INP for clarification.
30 days after the closing of Pre-qualification.
Please confirm that “a document from a governmental or official entity showing that the Applicant is not being liquidated and is not in insolvency proceedings, including a corporate organization chart showing the chain of ownership from the parent to the Applicant company including the affiliates” is required only in case “an extract of the commercial registry relating to the Applicant, showing its full name, main business address, and capital stock” is not available.
Yes, it can be.
The legal representative shall be a person or entity with a legal mandate.
Since Application of Pre-qualification is submitted at the beginning of year 2022 and audited financial statement for 2021 is not ready yet we assume that audited consolidated financial statements and estimate of the total capital expenditure in activities falling within the definition of Petroleum operations shall be provided for years 2017-2019. Please confirm.
We will consider from the following time periods: 2017/18 to 2019/2020.
Please confirm that Applicant’s Skills and Experience in Petroleum Operations, Information on the Financial can be provided (where appropriate) in respect to Applicant’s group (controlled affiliated companies)? We understand this is possible on the basis of provision of section 2 of Introduction of Pre-Qualification guidelines
Please confirm that Applicant’s HSE certification and experience as operator in environmentally sensitive areas and other HSE documents can be provided in respect to Applicant’s group (controlled affiliated companies)? We understand this is possible on the basis of provision of Section 2 of Introduction of Pre-Qualification guidelines.
Yes, there is a charge to be paid. As a response to the current travel restrictions due to Covid-19, for the current 6th bidding round, apart from the physical Data Room, INP has created a Virtual Data Room (VDR) for the companies interested in viewing the data. The VDR is running on Schlumberger platform called DELFI. There are 4 VDR sessions as detailed. Note that each session can have the duration of 2 hours up to 8 hours a day. Companies interested in the VDR first will have to register and follow the recommendations to be provide to get access to the VDR session of interest. The Rovuma Session contains 2D legacy seismic and well data from Rovuma Basin, the Zambeze & Angoche Session has legacy seismic and well data from these two regions and the Save session has legacy seismic and well data from Save. The Full Session contain all the data from Rovuma, Zambeze & Angoche and Save Sessions, as illustrated in the interactive map on https://mozambique6thround.com/maps