Galem energy is the latest player to start the prequalification process for participation in the auction of 37 onshore blocks in September.
Oil from Tartaruga Verde field in Brazil will no longer be offered to the market because of ongoing negotiations over the amount of profit oil to be given to the government.
Brazil's state oil company and the government keep negotiating, as a local outlet reported that the government would give Petrobras an extra volume.
Meanwhile, comptroller general reiterates that the approval followed established guidelines.
Lawmakers advance bill to raise related department to cabinet level.