The Myanmar government may formally award blocks from its anticipated offshore licensing round by March 2014. At present, the Ministry of Energy is carrying out a “general data overview” with pre-qualified companies. Reportedly, 61 oil and gas companies have been pre-qualified, including international oil majors such as Shell, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, Total, Statoil, Eni, and Repsol. Meanwhile, 18 blocks that were offered in Myanmar’s second onshore licensing round, announced in January 2013, are likely to be awarded by December 2013. The data review period was completed in June 2013 with the pre-qualified companies required to submit their final proposals for the blocks by August 23, 2013. A total of 59 companies pre-qualified for this project; they include PTT Exploration and Production, Petronas, PetroVietnam, Sinopec, ONGC Videsh, Total, Eni, Woodside, and Exxon.