Based on the approved recommendation of the Lebanese Petroleum Administration, the Minister of Energy and
Water Nada Boustani declared on the 5th of April 2019 that blocks 1, 2, 5, 8 and 10 are open to receive bids
in the Second Offshore Licensing Round.
The set of open blocks was selected based on the priorities and goals of the upstream oil and gas sector and the objectives of the Second Offshore Licensing Round.
In particular, three main considerations guided the selection process: