The deadline for the submission of the Licensing Round Applications was initially set to 31 January 2020. The deadline was later postponed to 30 April 2020 inclusive based on the Minister's decision no. 10 d/m dated 13 January 2020.
Given the implications of the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) worldwide, the new deadline to submit the licensing round applications is 1 June 2020.
Click here to download the Minister's Decision regarding the initial deadline.
Click here to download the Minister's Decision regarding the first postponement (Cancelled by Decision No. 3 dated 3 April 2020)
Click here to download the Minister's Decision regarding the second postponement (Decision No. 3 dated 3 April 2020)
Click here to download the Minister's Decision regarding the second postponement as published in the Official Gazette issue no. 15 dated 9 April 2020.
Once the Applications are received, the LPA will evaluate the Prequalification Applications.
The results of this evaluation will then be declared by the Minister of Energy and Water before proceeding with the evaluation of EPA Applications as follows:
For prequalified Applicants, the LPA will evaluate their EPA Applications and prepare evaluation reports to
the Minister of Energy and Water.
The Minister of Energy and Water, assisted by the LPA, will conduct negotiations as stipulated in the updated TP and submit the results of the negotiations to the Council of Ministers.
The Council of Ministers will take the appropriate decision regarding the awards of Exploration and Production Agreements.
The indicative detailed timetable of the required submissions as described in the updated TP is as follows:
|event||duration from closing date|
|Tentative deadline for requesting the Minister's approval of the jurisdiction of residence of an Authorized Representative outside of Lebanon||One (1) month before|
|Deadline for submission to the Petroleum Administration of proposed alternative forms of Bid Bonds (as defined below) for approval by the Minister||Three (3) weeks before|
|Deadline for submission of questions and requests for clarification on the Licensing Round, including any preliminary evaluation requests concerning pre-qualification||Two (2) weeks before|
|Final disclosure of clarifications and supplementary information by the Petroleum Administration||Ten (10) days before|
|Deadline for payment of the Retrieval Fee||Seven (7) days before|
|Deadline for submission of licensing Round Applications
Deadline for payment of the 3D seismic data license purchase price
|On the Closing Date|