August 25, 2015 / 4:12 PM / in 3 years

CORRECTED--Brazil oil regulator approves more firms for 13th-round oil auction

(Corrects third paragraph to read 34 instead of 35 companies;
deletes Okada Servicos de Giociências from table because bid was
    SAO PAULO, Aug 25 (Reuters) - Brazil's oil regulator ANP
said on Tuesday it had approved an additional 22 companies to
participate in the so-called 13th-round auction of oil
exploration and production rights set for Oct. 7.
    The 22 approved companies announced on Tuesday include
Norway's Statoil ASA, France's Total SA,
Anadarko Petroleum Corp and ExxonMobil Corp,
join 12 firms already approved by ANP last week, according to an
e-mailed statement from the regulator.
    With 12 companies approved last week, the approvals
announced Tuesday bring the total number of companies authorized
to participate in the auction to 34, according to the ANP Web
    Here is a table listing all the companies approved for the
October auction as of Aug. 25:
     Company                                 Country
 1   Alvopetro Ltd                           Canada
 2   Anadarko Petroleum Corp                 USA
 3   Azibras Exploration de Petroleo e Gás   
 4   BP Plc                                  UK
 5   BPMB Parnaíba Ltda                      Brazil
 6   Ecopetrol SA                            Colombia
 7   Exxon Mobil Corp                        USA
 8   Galp Energia SGPS SA                    Portugal
 9   Engie SA                                France
 10  Geopar-Geosol Participações SA          Brazil
 11  Geopark Ltda                            Chile/Bermuda
 12  Petro Rio SA                            Brazil
 13  Imetame Energia Ltda                    Brazil
 14  Mitsui & Co                             Japan
 15  Oil M&S SA                              Argentina
 16  OP Energia Ltda                         Brazil
 17  Parnaiba Gás Natural SA                 Brazil
 18  Parnaiba Participações SA               Brazil
 19  Petróleo Brasileiro SA                  Brazil
 20  PetroRecôncovo SA                       Brazil
 21  Petrosynergy Ltda                       Brazil
 22  Phoenix Empreendimentos Ltda            Brazil
 23  Premier Oil Plc                         UK
 24  PTT Exploration and Production Plc      Thailand
 25  QGEP Participações SA                   Brazil
 26  NK Rosneft' OAO                         Russia
 27  Royal Dutch Shell Plc                   UK/Netherlands
 28  Sonangol EP                             Angola
 29  Statoil ASA                             Norway
 30  Tek Óleo e Gás Ltda                     Brazil
 31  Total SA                                France
 32  TSL - Engenharia, Manutenção e          Brazil
     Preservação Ambiential SA               
 33  UTC Participações SA                    Brazil
 34  Vipetro Petróleo SA                     Brazil
 Source: ANP and Reuters

 (Reporting by Roberto Samora and Jeb Blount; editing by Chizu
Nomiyama and Andrew Hay)
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