The hydrocarbon code distinguishes two forms of contract to conclude with oil companies in order to allow them to be granted the reconnaissance license or the exploration permit: the Reconnaissance Contract and the Petroleum Agreement.

The interested company agrees with ONHYM on the delimitation of the area of interest and negotiates the terms of the Reconnaissance Contract or the Petroleum Agreement.

In parallel, ONHYM and its partners signed an Association Contract  which aims to set out the procedures to carry out the exploration and exploitation of hydrocarbons


Applying for the Granting Reconnaissance licenses and Exploration permits flow chart (PDF)