Senegal state owned hydrocarbons company Petrosen officially launched the country’s First Offshore Licensing Round today, comprising 12 blocks in the Mauritania-SeneGambia-Bissau-Conakry Basin.

Bids can be submitted over the course of the next six months with final applications due by the close of Friday 31 July, according to a statement issued by seismic consultant TGS which in collaboration with GeoPartners is acting in support of the licensing initiative.

Promotional roadshows are planned in London on 20 February and in Houston on 25 February.