Offshore Bid Round (OALP Bid Round-IX) under HELP

Government announces the offer of 26 blocks covering an area of approximately 2.23 lakh for Exploration and Development through International Competitive Bidding. Out of these blocks - 18 carved out by Government & 8 as a result of EoIs received from potential investors.

Features of Offshore Bid Round (OALP Bid Round–IX) are as quoted below:

  • 26 Blocks spread over 9 Sedimentary Basins, covering an area of 2,23,031.4 Sq. Km
  • Out of 26 Blocks, 15 Blocks are in Ultra Deep-Water, 8 Blocks are in Shallow Water, 3 Blocks are in Onland
  • Ultra Deep-Water blocks covers an area of 1,59,439.82 Sq. km, Shallow Water blocks covers an area of 59,925.27 and Onland blocks covers an area of 3,666.33
  • Spread over Category-I (11 Blocks) and Category-II (13 Blocks) and Category-III (2 Blocks) Basins
List of Blocks on Offer New Map of Blocks on Offer New Technical Brochure New
Model bid documents for Mega Offshore OALP Bid Round-2022 are uploaded under the Model Bid Documents tab New
Format for Application Fee under Open Acreage Licensing Programme New
The submission of EoIs throughout the year is as follows:
  • Window – 1 : 1st April to 31st July
  • Window – 2 : 1st August to 30th November
  • Window – 3 : 1st December to 31st March
Guidelines for e-submission of Hard copy documents under EoI portal

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