Today, January 29, the Ukrainian Forum on Exploration and Production of natural gas is taking place in London.
As a part of this event, the Head of the State Service of Geology and Mineral Resources of Ukraine, Oleg Kirilyuk, presented 7 oil and gas fields to the leading mining companies and officially announced the second round of oil and gas auctions.
“There are 7 fields such as: Dobrensky and Severo-Efremovskaya (Kharkiv region), Kadobnyansky (Ivano-Frankivsk region), Drohobychsky (Lviv region), Kalyuzhnaya-1 in Sumy, Opolonivska -1 and Olenivskaya-2 in Chernihiv region. These fields are located in five regions”, said Kirilyuk.
The territory with deposits of more than 2 thousand km², and the projected resources – more than 2 billion m3 of gas. The initial price of seven fields is $2 million. Oleg Kirilyuk invited native mining companies also to participate. Applications for participation in the auction are accepted exclusively until March 6, 2019.
Kirilyuk reported that for 2019 “Gosgeonedra” plans to put 30 oil and gas fields with an initial price of lots of $50 million and predicted resources of 130 billion cubic meters of gas with an area of about 5,000 thousand km². From December 6, 2018, the first electronic oil and gas auctions started in Ukraine, in which 10 subsoil fields were put with a hydrocarbon resource base of 90 billion m3. In the autumn of 2018 it was agreed at the legislative level that from January 1, 2019 in Ukraine, all subsoil fields will be provided exclusively on a competitive basis through the ProZorro open electronic trading system.
Earlier it was reported that special licenses for the use of subsoil for 10 fields were put for auction. The main fossil resources are oil, gas, condensate. The initial cost of lots varies from 4.5 million UAH to 498.4 million UAH.
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