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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:
  1. Nu Coastal (Thailand), Ltd., exploration block G5/50 (Gulf of Thailand, 100 km. east of Surat Thani)
  2. Chevron Petroleum (Thailand),Ltd., PTTEP Thai Projects Co.,Ltd., and Mitsui oil exploration Co.,Ltd., exploration block G6/50 (Gulf of Thailand, 250 km. east of Surat Thani)
  3. Chevron Petroleum (Thailand),Ltd., PTTEP Thai Projects Co.,Ltd. and Hess Exploration(Thailand)Co,Ltd., exploration block G7/50 (Gulf of Thailand, 150 km. east of Nakhon Si Thammarat)
  4. PTTEP Thai Projects Co.,Ltd., Chevron Petroleum (Thailand),Ltd., and Mitsui oil exploration Co.,Ltd., exploration block G8/50 (Gulf of Thailand, 260 km. east of Surat Thani)
  5. Twinza Oil, Ltd.,exploration blocks L7/50 (Phitsanulok ,Uttaradit and Loey)and L13/50 (Phitsanulok, Phetchabun and Pichit)
  6. Salamander Energy ( E&P),Ltd., exploration block L26/50 (Ubon Ratchathani)
  7. Chevron Petroleum (Thailand),Ltd., and Mitsui Oil Exploration Co.,Ltd., exploration block G4/50 (Gulf of Thailand, 100 km. east of Chumphon)
  8. Pearl Oil ( Petroleum), Ltd. exploration blocks G2/50 (Gulf of Thailand, 150 km. southeast of Prachuap Khiri Khan)
  9. Sita Oil Exploration House,Inc., exploration block G3/50 (Gulf of Thailand, east of Chumphon) (withdrawal of the concession)
  10. Northern Gulf Oil (Thailand), Ltd., exploration blocks L1/50 (Nan and Phayao) and L2/50 (Nan and Phrae)
  11. Salamander Energy ( E&P),Ltd., exploration block L15/50 (KhonKaen ,Nong Bua Lamphu ,Chaiyaphum and Loey)
  12. Auo Siam Marine, Ltd., exploration block L18/50 (Mukdaharn and Nakorn Phanom) (withdrawal of the concession)
  13. Sita Oil Exploration House,Inc., exploration block L19/50 (Kamphaeng Phet and Nakhon Sawan) (withdrawal of the concession)
  14. Carnarvon Petroleum, Ltd. and Sun Resources NL, exploration block L20/50 (Nakhon Sawan and Pichit)
  15. Pearl Oil (Resources), Ltd., exploration block L21/50 (Chaiyaphum)
  16. Adani Welspun Exploration, Ltd., exploration block L22/50 (Maha Sarakham, Roi Et and Kalasin)
  17. Mitra Energy,Ltd., exploration blocks L45/50 (Bangkok, Nakorn Pathom, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, Ayutthaya and Suphan Buri) and L46/50 (Bangkok, Pathum Thani, Nonthaburi,Ayutthaya Sara Buri, Nakorn Nayok and Chachoengsao)
  18. Tatex Thailand LLC, exploration block L16/50 (Roi Et, Kalasin and Sakon Nakhon)
  19. JSX Energy (Thailand), Ltd., exploration block L3/50 (Chiangmai, Lampun, Tak and Lampang)
  20. Pearl Oil (Resources), Ltd., exploration block L50/50 (Sa Kaeo , Buri Rum and Nakorn Ratchasima)
  21. Pearl Oil ( Petroleum), Ltd. and Carnarvon Petroleum, Ltd., exploration blocks L52/50 and L53/50 (SuratThani, Nakhon Si Thammarat and Krabi)
  22. Shaanxi Yanchang Petroleum (Group)Co.,Ltd. ,exploration blocks L31/50 (Buri Ram, Maha Sarakham, Roi Et and Surin)
  23. JSX Energy Holdings Ltd., exploration block L14/50 (Phetchabun, Chaiyaphum, Loey, Phitsanulok)
  24. TPI Polene Power Co.,Ltd., exploration block L29/50 (Nakorn Ratchasima, Chaiyaphum)