The Summery of 20 th Petroleum Concession Round
The Ministry of energy issued an invitation for the 20 th Petroleum Concession bidding round for exploration and production concession rights, which lasted one year (May 23, 2007-May 22, 2008).In all, 65 exploration blocks, consisting of 56 onshore and 9 offshore, covering a total area of 235,606 sq. km.
The department received altogether 74 application for 52 exploration blocks ,44 onshore and 8 in the Gulf of Thailand. The cabinet agreed to award 28 concessions of 34 exploration blocks and actually issued 24 concessions of 28 exploration blocks, 21 onshore and 7 in the Gulf of Thailand as detailed below: