Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Gazprom Gets Three Gas Field Licenses
Sunday, 7 September 2008 - RedOrbit - YAKUTSK. Sept 7 (Interfax) - On September Gazprom received licenses for the Chayanda, Kirinskoye, Semakovskkoye gas fields and is expected to get seven more licenses later in September, said Alexander Ananenkov, company's deputy chairman of board. "We received the licenses to carry out operations in the Chayanda, Kirinskoye, Semakovskkoye gas fields after their state registration," Ananenkov told journalists at an economic forum in Yakutsk on Sunday. "The remaining seven licenses have already been signed by the agency and will be signed by Gazprom in the near future. They will also be registered in September," he said. The Chayanda field has 1.2 trillion cubic meters of gas, of which 379 billion cubic meters are C1 Category reserves and 861 billion cubic meters are C2 Category reserves, Ananenkov said. "They will be laid in the geological survey project," said Ananenkov, adding that the company is planning to start exploration after it transfers the 2 reserves into the 1 category. Gazprom will also carry out exploration at the oil rims of the Chayanda field, he said. It was reported earlier that in April-May the Russian government ordered the transfer of 10 federal gas fields to Gazprom: Antipayutinskoye, Zapadno-Tambeiskoye, Kruzenshternskoye, Malyginskoye, Severo-Tambeiskoye, Tasiiskoye, Semakovskkoyeskoye, Tota-Yakhinskoye, Kirinskoye and Chayanda.