Madagascar launched a licensing round on 7 November, offering 44 offshore blocks in the Morondava Basin. The blocks are each about 1,940km2. Roadshows are planned for London on 19 February and Houston on 26 February, and Omnis will have teams at the PESGB Prospex event in London on 12-13 December and at the AAPG’s Appex Global event in London on 27 February-1 March. Companies are required to prequalify before submitting bids and the round closes on 30 May.