The tender, the winner of which will receive the right to enter into a production sharing agreement (PSA) for the development of oil and gas sites, was submitted by 13 companies. Such data was provided by Roman Opimakh, the executive director of the Association of Gas Producers of Ukraine.
“At 9 sites 22 applications were filed by 13 companies, including 3 foreign ones: a large Canadian public company Vermilion Energy in partnership with Ukrgazvydobuvannya, the American Sigma Bleyzer Foundation together with Aspect Energy, and also the Central European holding EPH with the operator Nafta”, wrote Opimah on his Facebook page.
The Ministry of Energy and Coal Mining has announced a tender for nine sites: Balakleyskiy, Berestyansky, Buzivsky, Varvinsky, Zinkovsky, Ivanivsky, Rusanovsky, Sofiivsky and Uhnevsky.
According to Opimakh, the greatest interest of potential investors was caused by Sofiivsky field, which received five applications for participation. Four applications were submitted for participation in the development of Zinkovsky area, Rusanovsky – three.
Most applications were filed by JSC Ukrgazvydobuvannya (100% owned by the state-owned NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine) – nine, four of which together with Vermillion Energy.
Private limited company Ukrnefteburenie, PJSC Ukrnafta, DTEK Neftegaz, Zakhidnadroservis submitted two applications each. Sigma, EPH, GeoAlliance, Navigator Komplekt and Eurogas Ukraine –one application each.
Previously Kosatka.Media published an interview with the Head of the Association of Subsoil Users of Ukraine, in which he spoke about the risks and benefits of the PSAs, and also predicted a possible postponement of the announcement of the tender winner on the PSA due to political instability.