Perupetro signed 16 contracts last year compared to 15 in 2005, the statement said.
The most significant contract was signed with US firm Barrett Resources' Peruvian subsidiary for block 67, according to the ministry.
Barrett's local unit plans to invest roughly US$1bn to develop the block and begin production in 2010.
Block 67 is expected to produce 100,000b/d at its peak and will allow Peru to become a net oil exporter.
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