Gabon’s Oil Minister has expressed his wish to see Japanese companies show their interest in maritime oil blocks. Gabon launched an auction campaign for 35 maritime oil blocks in the form of a call for tenders.
Vincent de Paul Massassa, Gabon’s Minister of Oil, Gas, and Mines, received Yonezaki Eiro. The Japanese national is the resident representative of the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (Jica).
Minister Massassa further expressed the wish to see Japanese investors grab the opportunity of the ongoing 35 oil blocks. The Gabonese state launched the auction campaign in the form of a call for tenders since November 2018.
”We have very good relations with Gabon, moreover we buy Gabonese oil and are very good partners in several sectors “, stated Yonezaki Eiro.
Gabon started promoting the oil blocks in South Africa. The promotion later went to Equatorial Guinea, Brazil, China, Russia, Singapore, India, the United States, and London.
Among the 35 maritime oil blocks, 23 are deep offshore while 12 are conventional offshore. 24 companies have expressed interest for 18 blocks in shallow offshore, and for 6 blocks in deep and ultra-deep offshore.