Launch of PETROSEN/SENEGAL Licensing Round 2020

The Ministère du Pétrole et des Energies, Sénégal, together with the Société des pétroles du Sénégal (PETROSEN) and supported by GeoPartners Ltd, is to launch the 2020 Senegal Licensing Round with an opening event on January 28th 2020, at the King Fahd Hotel, Dakar.   The Licensing Round, announced at Africa Oil Week in Cape Town in November 2019, comprises twelve (12) blocks on offer in the MSGBC Basin, offshore Senegal.  The Round launches officially on Friday 31st January 2020, and applications should be delivered to the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy no later than 17:00 on Friday 31st July 2020.

PETROSEN has partnered with TGS, GeoPartners and PGS to provide over 14,000 km of 2D data, over 10,000 km of 3D data and over 50,000 sq km of Multibeam data with associated shallow cores and geochemistry, to interested parties.

The licensing round seeks to increase investment in the country, presenting opportunities for short medium and long-term investment, with future rounds planned.

Further events are planned in London on 20-21 February, and in Houston on 25-26 February 2020.

Presentations will provide an opportunity to review and discuss the exploration opportunities available with technical advisors and senior Ministry personnel, to arrange private meetings and further data viewings. 

The programme at each event will include:

  • Minister – Welcome to Senegal
  • Opening Session: Mamadou Faye, PETROSEN
  • Licensing Round Overview: Joseph O. Medou – PETROSEN
  • Technical Overview: Ben Sayers - TGS
  • Q & A

Space is limited to the first 50 applicants, so please respond as soon as possible to Tracey Dancy on

For more information on the Licensing Round and the opportunities available, please contact  Joseph O. Medou, Bintou Wone Aidara or Thierno Seydou LY