秘魯國營石油公司秘魯石化（Perupetro）配合NAPE Expo展覽會的活動，於2日在休士頓石油公會開始2007年的競標作業。NAPE Expo是石油探勘業每半年舉辦的貿易展，秘魯石化期望開採權能吸引美國能源公司加入。
Indigenous leaders from the Peruvian Amazon, along with Peruvian and U.S. environmental and human rights groups, are calling on the Peruvian government to suspend its tendering of new oil concessions. The oil development threatens to devastate Peru's pristine tropical rainforest and native communities.
Perupetro, Peru's state owned oil company, launched its 2007 bidding round on Friday at Houston's Petroleum Club, timed to coincide with the NAPE Expo, the oil prospecting industry's semi-annual trade show. Perupetro is hoping to attract U.S. energy companies to the drilling concessions.
At the launch event, three indigenous leaders briefly took control of the stage to warn the potential investors who packed the room that indigenous communities will oppose and resist new explorations on their territory.
In total, Perupetro plans to tender 11 Amazonian blocks, covering approximately 22 million acres of highly biodiverse, intact primary tropical rainforest - an area larger than the state of Maine.
During the intervention by the indigenous leaders, maps were distributed to the investors showing that that 10 of the 11 blocks have significant conflict problems.
Nine of the blocks overlap titled indigenous lands and were the focus of the verbal warning the indigenous leaders delivered to the potential investors. Four of the blocks overlap official reserves set up to protect some of the world's last native peoples still living in voluntary isolation. Three more blocks overlap proposed reserves for isolated peoples.
At a press conference Friday in Lima, AIDESEP President Alberto Pizango denounced the Peruvian government's attempt to lease seven oil concessions on uncontacted peoples' territory. “We demand the immediate exclusion of those seven blocks,” said Pizango. “This is an attack on the life and health of these isolated peoples.”