Block A of Service Contract 54 contains the un-developed Yakal and Tindalo Oil Fields. Nido as Operator of the SC 54A Joint Venture unsuccessfully sought to develop the Tindalo Oil Field in 2010. The project was abandoned in early 2011 as it was not commercial.
The Department of Energy (DOE) has granted the SC 54A Joint Venture a moratorium over areas in Block A of Service Contract 54 (for the period between 5 August 2014 to 5 August 2017). The moratorium will allow Nido to retain those areas that are currently sub-commercial but could potentially become commercial during this period.