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The expected list of blocks for 2010 published

On 17 December 2009 the Federal Subsoil Resources Management Agency of the Russian Federation published the expected list of blocks for 2010. The list includes 228 blocks that are going to be put up for auction in 2010.

The expected list of blocks is published by the Russian Government on an annual basis. In 2009, 212 blocks were put on offer but only a small percentage of them have since been awarded.

Expected blocks on offer by regions in 2006-2010
Region Number of blocks by year
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
West Siberia          
Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Area 30 28 15 52 29
Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area 37 9 18 37 29
Nenets Autonomous Area 8 17 16 4 11
Tyumen Region 12 9 8 0 7
Omsk Region 12 6 2 2 0
Tomsk Region 10 5 3 0 4
Kurgan Region 4 0 0 0 3
Novosibirsk Region 4 0 0 2 0
Republic of Khakassia 1 1 0 1 0
Total 118 75 62 98 83
Volga-Ural          
Orenburg Region 6 0 36 20 11
Udmurtian Republic 12 16 10 7 9
Perm Territory 4 10 15 0 14
Samara Region 9 7 7 8 7
Republic of Bashkortostan 1 7 11 13 5
Saratov Region 6 8 9 1 6
Ulyanovsk Region 0 7 1 0 2
Kirov Region 2 0 4 0 0
Republic of Tatarstan 0 3 0 0 0
Penza Region 0 1 0 0 0
Sverdlovsk Region 1 0 0 0 0
Total 41 59 93 49 54
East Siberia          
Krasnoyarsk Territory 15 16 17 17 17
Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) 19 0 9 12 12
Irkutsk Region 9 12 9 3 6
Total 43 28 35 32 35
South          
Krasnodar Territory 3 1 16 0 12
Volgograd Region 1 7 8 5 3
Rostov Region 2 3 3 1 4
Republic of Daghestan 1 0 2 5 4
Stavropol Territory 1 3 1 1 3
Astrakhan Region 2 1 0 1 5
Republic of Adygeya 2 2 1 0 1
Republic of Kalmykia 2 1 1 1 1
Republic of Ingushetia 0 0 4 0 0
Republic of North Ossetia - Alania 2 0 0 0 0
Chechen Republic 2 0 0 0 0
Total 18 18 36 14 33
North-West          
Komi Republic 10 23 16 18 22
Archangel Region 2 0 0 0 0
Republic of Karelia 1 0 0 0 0
Total 13 23 16 18 22
Far East          
Sakhalin Region 3 3 0 1 0
Jewish Autonomous Region 0 1 2 0 0
Kamchatka Territory 1 0 0 0 1
Chukotka Autonomous Area 0 0 1 0 0
Khabarovsk Territory 0 1 0 0 0
Total 4 5 3 1 1
Central          
Kostroma Region 2 0 0 0 0
Total 2 0 0 0 0
           
Grand Total 239 208 245 212 228

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The majority of areas offered are located in Western Siberia, with 29 blocks in the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Area and a further 29 blocks in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area. These regions contain the richest hydrocarbon reserves within Russia.

A further 35 blocks are being offered in the East Siberian region.

Blocks on offer in 2009 by regions
Region Oil reserves (mmt)
A+B C1 C2 C3 D1loc D1 D2
West Siberia              
Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Area - 54.81 128.01 40.27 0.70 264.40 27.50
Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area - 7.95 31.34 244.41 23.00 226.08 83.47
Nenets Autonomous Area - 10.10 6.49 96.82 12.73 36.39 6.42
Tyumen Region - 0.05 5.60 77.27 - 30.56 -
Tomsk Region - 0.76 5.30 29.23 8.40 26.96 4.02
Kurgan Region - - - - - - 2.30
Total - 73.67 176.73 487.99 44.83 584.38 123.70
Volga-Ural              
Orenburg Region 1.63 10.36 6.18 20.01 15.80 26.40 -
Udmurtian Republic 0.00 0.57 0.92 5.75 5.20 6.32 -
Perm Territory - 1.66 0.08 1.91 0.67 2.30 -
Samara Region - 4.61 1.98 3.19 - 11.19 -
Republic of Bashkortostan - - - 3.43 2.40 7.00 -
Saratov Region - - - 22.21 11.92 9.48 -
Ulyanovsk Region - 0.09 - 1.35 0.60 4.12 -
Total 1.64 17.29 9.15 57.85 36.59 66.82 -
East Siberia              
Krasnoyarsk Territory - - - - - 284.80 34.60
Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) - - 6.25 - 86.74 10.60 4.80
Irkutsk Region - - - - - 8.16 7.26
Total - - 6.25 - 86.74 303.56 46.66
South              
Krasnodar territory 0.18 0.42 3.74 5.56 - 9.74 -
Volgograd Region - 0.35 0.30 - - - 2.61
Rostov Region - - - - - 4.00 -
Republic of Daghestan - - - - - 1.50 -
Stavropol Territory - 0.08 - 0.84 - - -
Astrakhan Region - - - - - 5.30 1.15
Republic of Adygeya - - - - - 3.00 -
Republic of Kalmykia - - - 0.69 - 7.00 -
Total 0.18 0.85 4.03 7.09 - 30.54 3.76
North-West              
Komi Republic - 18.17 5.28 3.99 1.96 11.10 -
Total - 18.17 5.28 3.99 1.96 11.10 -
 
Grand Total 1.81 109.97 201.45 556.92 170.12 996.40 174.12

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Blocks on offer in 2009 by regions
Region Gas reserves (bcm)
C1 C2 C3 D1loc D1 D2
West Siberia
Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Area 3.66 0.61 - - - -
Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area 79.85 31.83 360.22 0.50 960.55 163.08
Tomsk Region - - - - 0.60 -
Kurgan Region - - - - - 1.90
Total 83.52 32.44 360.22 0.50 961.15 164.98
East Siberia
Krasnoyarsk Territory - - - - 904.20 224.90
Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) 60.02 50.55 - 533.40 74.54 91.70
Irkutsk Region - - - - 204.90 231.10
Total 60.02 50.55 - 533.40 1183.64 547.70
Volga-Ural
Orenburg Region 3.35 0.08 59.98 10.00 1.00 -
Perm Territory 2.35 0.06 - - 3.84 -
Republic of Bashkortostan - - 0.10 - - -
Saratov Region - - 12.94 17.44 28.40 -
Total 5.69 0.14 73.01 27.44 33.24 -
South
Krasnodar territory 1.04 0.13 - - 3.16 -
Volgograd Region 0.11 0.11 - - - -
Rostov Region 1.33 3.55 - 0.30 9.88 -
Republic of Daghestan - - - 2.60 10.20 -
Astrakhan Region - - - - 5.90 12.70
Republic of Adygeya - - - - 23.00 -
Total 2.47 3.79 - 2.90 52.14 12.70
North-West
Komi Republic - - - 0.93 10.73 -
Total - - - 0.93 10.73 -
Far East
Kamchatka Territory - - 1.36 - 4.65 -
Total - - 1.36 - 4.65 -
             
Grand Total 151.70 86.91 434.60 565.16 2245.56 725.38

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Blocks on offer in 2009 by regions
Region Condensate reserves (mmt)
C1 C2 C3 D1loc D1 D2
West Siberia
Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area 2.31 3.35 62.44 0.88 59.49 10.19
Total 2.31 3.35 62.44 0.88 59.49 10.19
Volga-Ural
Orenburg Region 0.69 0.02 10.15 - - -
Saratov Region - - 3.62 - 5.52 -
Total 0.69 0.02 13.77 - 5.52 -
East Siberia
Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) 1.72 0.75 - - 0.26 -
Total 1.72 0.75 - - 0.26 -
South
Republic of Adygeya - - - - 0.50 -
Total - - - - 0.50 -
North-West
Komi Republic - - - 0.12 - -
Total - - - 0.12 - -
 
Grand Total 4.72 4.12 76.21 1.00 65.77 10.19

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A limitation linked to 17 of the 228 blocks on offer states that only Russian subsoil users can take part in the auctions for these blocks. Of these blocks, 14 are located in Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area and three are located in the Astrakhan Region.

Blocks for Russian subsoil users only
Region   Oil reserves (mmt)
C1 C2 C3 D1loc D1+D2
Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area Arkadskiy - - 8.260 - 11.800
Vostochno-Novogodniy - 0.046 - - 12.400
Vostochno-Olikuminskiy - 17.470 50.232 - 23.900
Vostochno-Ortyagunskiy - 0.291 9.459 - 6.300
Vostochno-Kholmogorskiy - - 1.300 - 2.900
Vostochno-Yubileynyy - 0.250 1.300 - 5.093
Vostochno-Yamsoveyskiy 0.838 0.807 4.559 - 10.300
Zapadno-Novogodniy 1.297 0.300 - - 1.840
Zapadno-Yamsoveyskiy - - 9.346 - 10.300
Yuzhno-Arkatoyskiy - - 1.300 2.300 4.700
Yuzhno-Pyreynyy 4.093 3.801 6.602 - 18.500
Yuzhno-Pyakutinskiy 0.244 1.099 1.500 - 6.000
Yuzhno-Tarasovskiy 0.043 0.026 14.300 - 9.800
Yuzhno-Urengoyskiy - - 5.206 - 5.600
Astrakhan Region Seroglazovskiy - - - - 0.250
Shagalinskiy - - - - 2.000
Yuzhno-Pribaskunchakskiy - - - - 4.200

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Blocks for Russian subsoil users only
Region   Gas reserves (bcm)
C1 C2 C3 C4
Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area Arkadskiy - - 0.909 48.600
Vostochno-Novogodniy - - - 30.500
Vostochno-Olikuminskiy - - 22.964 197.800
Vostochno-Ortyagunskiy - - - 2.900
Vostochno-Kholmogorskiy - - - 0.860
Vostochno-Yubileynyy 1.318 6.754 18.900 8.944
Vostochno-Yamsoveyskiy 0.425 0.300 0.760 20.500
Zapadno-Novogodniy - - - 4.000
Zapadno-Yamsoveyskiy - - - 20.600
Yuzhno-Arkatoyskiy - - - 2.600
Yuzhno-Pyreynyy 12.742 3.406 9.912 108.300
Yuzhno-Pyakutinskiy - - - 1.500
Yuzhno-Tarasovskiy - - - 22.400
Yuzhno-Urengoyskiy - - 29.746 14.200
Astrakhan Region Seroglazovskiy - - - 2.200
Shagalinskiy - - - 15.000
Yuzhno-Pribaskunchakskiy - - - -

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Blocks for Russian subsoil users only
Region   Condensate reserves (mmt)
C1 C2 C3 D1+D2
Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area Arkadskiy - - - 1.100
Vostochno-Novogodniy - - - 1.210
Vostochno-Olikuminskiy - - 4.696 9.660
Vostochno-Ortyagunskiy - - - 0.230
Vostochno-Kholmogorskiy - - - 0.100
Vostochno-Yubileynyy 0.232 1.190 3.400 0.503
Vostochno-Yamsoveyskiy - 0.040 0.152 1.170
Zapadno-Novogodniy - - - 0.130
Zapadno-Yamsoveyskiy - - - 1.200
Yuzhno-Arkatoyskiy - - - 0.240
Yuzhno-Pyreynyy 0.418 0.474 1.377 5.600
Yuzhno-Pyakutinskiy - - - 0.150
Yuzhno-Tarasovskiy - - - 0.680
Yuzhno-Urengoyskiy - - 5.794 0.770
Astrakhan Region Seroglazovskiy - - - -
Shagalinskiy - - - -
Yuzhno-Pribaskunchakskiy - - - -

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Blocks offered for only Russian subsoil users in Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area (red shading). Source: PetroView®

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Blocks offered for only Russian subsoil users in Astrakhan Region (red shading). Source: PetroView®

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