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     Service Contract 37 - Cagayan
Service Contract 52 - Cagayan
Service Contract 70 - Central Luzon             Service Contract 53 - Onshore Mindoro
Service Contract Area 4 (East Palawan Basin)
Service Contract 73             Service Contract 40 - Libertad Gas Field
Service Contract 44
Service Contract 49 - Alegria Oil Field
Service Contract 51
Service Contract 69             Service Contract 6 - East Cadlao
Service Contract 14A & 14B - Nido & Mantiloc Oil Fields
Service Contract 14 C2 - West Linapacan A and B Oil Fields
Service Contract 38 – Malampaya Gas to Power Project
Service Contract 50
Service Contract 54A
Service Contract 54B
Service Contract No. 57 – Calamian
Service Contract 58
Service Contract 63 - East Sabina
Service Contract 72: Reed Bank
Service Contract No. 74 – Northwest Palawan
Service Contract 75 - Northwest Palawan             Service Contract 55
Service Contract 59 - West Balabac
Service Contract 62
             Service Contract 56 - Sulu Sea
Service Contract 64



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W I T N E S S E T H; That:

WHEREAS, all Petroleum, Crude Oil, Crude, Natural Gas and/or Casinghead Petroleum Spirit of the Philippines belong to the State and their disposition, exploration, development, exploitation and utilization  is under the full control and supervision of the DEPARTMENT under  Presidential Decree No. 87, as amended, otherwise known as the Oil Exploration and Development Act of 1972 (the “Act"), Republic Act 7638 otherwise known as the Department of Energy Act of 1992, and Section 2, Article XII of the 1987 Constitution;

WHEREAS, the Act declares it to be the policy of the State to hasten the discovery and production of indigenous Petroleum through the utilization of Government and/or private resources;

WHEREAS, the CONTRACTOR desires and agrees to provide funds, and apply its appropriate and advanced technology and expertise to cooperate with the DEPARTMENT for the exploration, development and exploitation of Petroleum resources within the Contract Area and agrees to be subject to the laws and decrees of the Government and other rules and regulations of the DEPARTMENT in the implementation of the Contract;

NOW, THEREFORE, in view of the foregoing premises, the DEPARTMENT and CONTRACTOR hereby stipulate and agree, as follows:

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--- Quote from: adroth on September 10, 2019, 05:00:35 AM ---DOE still wooing oil, gas players
Date Published 08/23/2019


THE Department of Energy (DOE) will continue to encourage investors to conduct oil and gas exploration activities in the country, an official said.

DOE Assistant Secretary Leonido Pulido said a delegation will join a conference in Argentina next week. “We are going to Argentina to further market the areas. We will continue this effort in order to solicit interest and get as many areas as possible,” Pulido said, referring to the predetermined areas (PDAs) that were identified by the DOE or nominated areas that are not part of the list.

The DOE has so far received bid offers from seven groups that are interested to conduct petroleum exploration under the Philippine Conventional Energy Contracting Program (PCECP).

Under the PCECP, investors may engage in upstream exploration or development activities in two ways: One, choosing an area from the 14 PDA offered by the DOE. Two, proposing their own areas for exploration, which begins by requesting for an Area Clearance.

The DOE is currently evaluating applications of Ratio Petroleum Limited, which submitted an offer for Area 3 (East Palawan Basin); Sulu Sea Energy Resources Development Corp. and Esmaulana Global  Ventures Co. Inc. for Area 6 (Sulu Sea Basin); and Philodrill Corp. and PXP Energy Corp. for Area 7 (Sulu Sea Basin).

Esmaulana  Global Ventures Co., Inc. also submitted a separate proposal for Area 10 (Agusan-Davao Basin).

For nominated areas, the DOE received offers from Sulu Sea Energy Resources Development Corp., which nominated Sulu Sea Basin; Troika Giant Power Corporation, which nominated Northwest Palawan Basin; and Superior Shipywards Inc., which nominated Southeast Luzon Basin.

The DOE said some firms had earlier nominated various areas in the disputed zones even before the agency accepted nominations.  Among such companies is PXP Energy, the operator of Service Contract 72 in Recto Bank.

“Despite the current situation involving the contentious areas, investors remain eager and committed to explore the area for petroleum resources. In fact, noteworthy companies, particularly Shell Philippines Exploration B.V. and NWP Ventures, both UK-based companies, have likewise nominated blocks for petroleum service contract applications within the disputed areas. Multiple companies, including Spanish firm Repsol, have also shown interest in farming in the West Philippine Sea area.

Many other interested parties are awaiting the government’s policy direction in the West Philippine Sea and have expressed their desire to explore the area should the current Moratorium due to Force Majeure be lifted,” said the DOE.

Other areas of interest include the Sulu Sea, Quezon province, Ragay Gulf, and Mindoro.

“We do have an existing territorial dispute. In the discussions that we’ve had with different agencies around the world, we do recognize that the Philippines is not exactly marketable. So there is difficulty, there is a challenge there and we are working on that,” said Pulido.

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--- Quote from: adroth on September 11, 2019, 12:20:58 AM ---DoE to hold talks with China on exploration in disputed sea
September 28, 2017 | 12:10 am
By Victor V. Saulon


THE DEPARTMENT of Energy (DoE) is looking at including the existing ban on oil and gas exploration in the South China Sea in bilateral talks with its Chinese counterpart this week, its top official said.

“We are still studying the ways we are going to lift the moratorium order, but I don’t like to create any speculation. We have not reached any agreement yet,” DoE Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi told reporters on Wednesday on the sidelines of the 35th ASEAN Ministers on Energy Meeting in Pasay City.

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Separately, DoE Undersecretary Donato D. Marcos said the bilateral talks with China would cover not just service contracts in the disputed waters but also those wherein a favored foreign investor could “farm in.”

Of the pending oil exploration service contracts, he said Service Contract (SC) 57 is likely to proceed first. “We have SC 57. That is already in the Office of the President. So that we can pursue its exploration work,” Mr. Marcos said, adding that the DoE has finished the documentation and contract for President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s signature.

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Located offshore northwest Palawan, SC 57 was awarded to PNOC Exploration Corp. in September 2005.

China National Offshore Oil Co. International Ltd. acquired 51% participating interest in the contract in April 2006, while Mitra Energy Ltd. acquired 21%. Its deed of assignment remained pending with the Office of the President.

SC 57 is currently under force majeure although exploration activities are expected to resume once approval is granted.

Mr. Marcos said service contracts 58, 63, 72 and 75 are within the disputed areas and remain a sensitive issue for the claimant countries. But he said he was hopeful of a resolution.

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