Malaysia is preparing to launch its 2022 bid round just weeks after awarding a clutch of deep-water and shallow-water exploration blocks from last year’s licensing exercise.

Despite the global coronavirus pandemic entering its third year and the impact still being felt in many E&P jurisdictions, Malaysia appears keen to build on the momentum of recent exploration activity, including discoveries made across new play types.

The Malaysia Bid Round (MBR) 2022, tagged with the slogan “Your Advantaged Energy is Here”, is scheduled to go live on 27 January.