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Russia releases a number of blocks for offer in August 2010

In August 2010, Russian subsoil agency, Rosnedra, published a list of new blocks on offer. The list includes 21 blocks which will soon be available at auction. 

Blocks offered in Russia by region
Region Blocks Oil reserves (mmt)
C1 C2 C3 D1 D2
Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area 8 3.997 25.148 76.469 46.936 18.829
Omsk Region 5 0.5 0.7 0 35.1 0
Perm Territory 2 0 0 0 4 0
Tyumen Region 2 0 0 0 0.86 0
Irkutsk Region 1 0 0 0 3.1 1.7
Udmurtian Republic 1 0.055 0 0 0 0
Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Area 1 0 0 0 0 0
Nenets Autonomous Area 1 89.727 50.332 59.289 0 0
Total 21 94.279 76.18 135.758 89.996 20.529


Blocks offered in Russia by region
Region Blocks Gas reserves (bcm)
C1 C2 C3 D1 D2
Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area 8 0 0 35.964 241.48 54.574
Omsk Region 5 0 0 0 0 0
Perm Territory 2 2.316 0 0 12 0
Tyumen Region 2 0 0 0 0 0
Irkutsk Region 1 0 0 0 57.2 3.4
Udmurtian Republic 1 0 0 0 0 0
Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Area 1 0.264 0.285 0 0 0
Total 21 2.58 0.285 35.964 310.68 57.974

Areas on offer mostly lie within West Siberia. These are blocks in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area, Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Area, Omsk region and Tyumen region.

Areas on offer in West Siberia

Areas on offer in West Siberia (red shading) Source: PetroView®

The greatest number of blocks (eight) are located in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area, with proved C1 reserves totalling four million tons and probable C3 reserves of 76.5 million tons. Gas resources are forecast at 36 billion cubic metres and condensate reserves are nearly 7.5 million tons for C3 reserves.

Areas on offer in Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area (red shading).

Areas on offer in Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area (red shading). Source: PetroView®

Blocks offered in Russia
Region Block Oil reserves (mmt)
C1 C2 C3 D1 D1loc D2
Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area Zapadno-Akaytemskiy 0 0 6 5.72 0 5.819
Zapadno-Kharampurskiy 0.614 3.593 9.591 6.2 0 3.5
Vostochno-Kholmogorskiy 0 0 1.3 1.9 0 1
Zapadno-Novogodniy 1.297 0.3 0 1.6 0 0.24
Vostochno-Olikuminskiy 0 17.47 50.232 17.9 0 6
Promyslovyy 0.816 3.639 0 3.72 0 1.27
Tarasovskoye field. north-west end of BP-14 layer 1.27 0.146 0 0.596 0 0
Zapadno-Yamsoveyskiy 0 0 9.346 9.3 0 1
Omsk Region Ivanovskiy 0 0 0 7.8 0 0
Kogitskiy 0 0 0 8.4 0 0
Natalinskiy 0 0 0 6.7 0 0
Novo-Vasilyevskiy 0 0 0 7.4 0 0
Prigranichnyy 0.5 0.7 0 4.8 2.1 0
Perm Territory Markovskiy 0 0 0 4 1 0
Tyumen Region Achimovskiy 0 0 0 0.43 0 0
Yelovkinskiy 0 0 0 0.43 0 0
Irkutsk Region Kupskiy 0 0 0 3.1 0 1.7
Udmurtian Republic Yuzhno-Lyukskoe field 0.055 0 0 0 0 0
Nenets Autonomous Area Trebs and Titov fields 89.727 50.332 59.289 0 70 0

 

Blocks offered in Russia
Region Block Gas reserves (bcm)
C1 C2 C3 D1 D2
Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area Zapadno-Akaytemskiy 0 0 11 5.342 10.384
Zapadno-Kharampurskiy 0 0 2 45.7 5.4
Vostochno-Kholmogorskiy 0 0 0 0.6 0.26
Zapadno-Novogodniy 0 0 0 3.9 0.1
Vostochno-Olikuminskiy 0 0 22.964 162.6 35.2
Promyslovyy 0 0 0 2.29 2.23
Tarasovskoye field. north-west end of BP-14 layer 0 0 0 1.443 0
Zapadno-Yamsoveyskiy 0 0 0 19.6 1
Perm Territory Komarikhinskiy 2.316 0 0 0 0
Markovskiy 0 0 0 12 0
Irkutsk Region Kupskiy 0 0 0 57.2 3.4
Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Area Gornyy 0.264 0.285 0 0 0

The Vostochno-Olikuminskiy block has the largest level of oil and gas resources in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area. It is located 10 kilometres to the north-west of Samburg. The nearest trunk oil pipeline is 216 kilometres to the south-east and the nearest gas pipeline is 25 kilometres to the west. The block is located in the Nadym-Purskiy oil and gas bearing region and contains parts of Severo-Samburgskoye oil field and Urengoiskoye oil, gas and condensate field. The block has proved oil C1 total reserves of 38.8 million tons and C2 total reserves of 12.3 million tons, as of 2009. Currently, seven wells have been drilled and 1000 kilometres of seismic has been shot within the licensing area.

Vostochno-Olikuminskiy block in West Siberia

The Vostochno-Olikuminskiy block in West Siberia. Source: PetroView®

The block which will prove most interesting at auction is the block of federal significance containing the Trebs and Titov fields, which are offered for an exploration and production period of 25 years. The authorities will determine the auction winner for this block by looking at the scientific and technical subsoil programme, contribution to the social and economic development of the region, refinery of at least 42% and realization of at least 15% of hydrocarbons, project implementation time-frame and taking into account Russia national security interests.

The Trebs and Titov fields are located in the Nenets Autonomous area, about 230 kilometres to the north-east of Naryan-Mar and 143 kilometres to the south-west of Kharyaga. The total acreage offered is 2151 square kilometres. To the north of the block there is a port, oil terminal and a pipeline from the nearby Varandeyskoye and Toraveyskoye oil fields.

The Trebs and Titov fields in Timan-Pechora

The Trebs and Titov fields in Timan-Pechora. Source: PetroView®

The Roman Trebs oil field is intersected by “Yuzhno-Khylchuu - Varandey” trunk oil pipeline and has proved C1+C2 total reserves of 82.5 million tons. Nine exploration and nine appraisal wells were drilled and 1930 kilometres of seismic were shot within the field area. The Anatoly Titov field has proved C1+C2 total oil reserves of 57.6 million tons, 17 exploration wells and nine appraisal wells have been drilled and 1480 kilometres of seismic shot.

The deadline to submit applications and deposits is 20 October 2010. The application fee is set at RUB 606,704 (USD 19,762) and the deposit is RUB 18,171,000,000 (USD 591,889,251) (100% of opening bid). The date of the competitive process is 2 December 2010 and the results will be announced on 17 January 2011.

The list of subsoil areas of federal significance was published on 5 March 2009 by the Ministry of Natural Resources of the Russian Federation (www.mnr.gov.ru). The list contains 986 subsoil areas with special criteria and limitations, including 163 oil and gas subsoil areas.

Only companies which are at least 50% owned by the Government can take part in the auctions where subsoil areas of federal significance are offered. Those areas containing recoverable oil reserves starting from 70 million tons or natural gas reserves starting from 50 billion cubic metres, pertain to subsoil areas of federal importance. Also of federal significance are those areas of internal sea waters, territorial sea and the continental shelf of the Russian Federation and those whose disposal involves the use of land plots pertaining to defence and security lands.

Blocks offered in Russia
Region Block Date of process Deadline for applications and deposits Application fee Deposit
RUB (,000) USD (,000) RUB (,000) USD (,000)
Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area Zapadno-Akaytemskiy 14.10.2010 15.09.2010 172 5.603 133,000 4,332.248
Zapadno-Kharampurskiy 14.10.2010 15.09.2010 172 5.603 455,000 14,820.847
Vostochno-Kholmogorskiy 14.10.2010 15.09.2010 172 5.603 41,000 1,335.505
Zapadno-Novogodniy 14.10.2010 15.09.2010 172 5.603 153,000 4,983.713
Vostochno-Olikuminskiy 14.10.2010 15.09.2010 172 5.603 959,000 31,237.785
Promyslovyy 14.10.2010 15.09.2010 172 5.603 273,000 8,892.508
Tarasovskoye field. north-west
end of BP-14 layer *
08.12.2010 12.11.2010 172 5.603 252,942 8,239.153
Zapadno-Yamsoveyskiy 14.10.2010 15.09.2010 172 5.603 165,000 5,374.593
Omsk Region Ivanovskiy 13.10.2010 24.09.2010 100 3.257 12,200 397.394
Kogitskiy 13.10.2010 24.09.2010 100 3.257 13,400 436.482
Natalinskiy 13.10.2010 24.09.2010 100 3.257 11,000 358.306
Novo-Vasilyevskiy 13.10.2010 24.09.2010 100 3.257 12,000 390.879
Prigranichnyy 13.10.2010 24.09.2010 100 3.257 95,000 3,094.463
Perm Territory Komarikhinskiy 12.10.2010 15.09.2010 35 1.140 35,000 1,140.065
Markovskiy 12.10.2010 15.09.2010 35 1.140 28,000 912.052
Tyumen Region Achimovskiy 30.09.2010 17.09.2010 72.5 2.362 1,550 50.489
Yelovkinskiy 30.09.2010 17.09.2010 72.5 2.362 1,550 50.489
Irkutsk Region Kupskiy 14.10.2010 15.09.2010 250 8.143 12,000 390.879
Udmurtian Republic Yuzhno-Lyukskoe field * 30.11.2010 11.10.2010 143.4 4.671 8,960 291.857
Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Area Gornyy 14.10.2010 24.09.2010 98 3.192 3,660 119.218
Nenets Autonomous Area Trebs and Titov fields * 02.12.2010 20.09.2010 606.7 19.762 18,171,000 591,889.251
* blocks offered for competition process

 

Blocks offered in Russia
Region Block Area (sqkm) Wells Seismic (km)
Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area Zapadno-Akaytemskiy 915 3 708
Zapadno-Kharampurskiy 853.2 6 540
Vostochno-Kholmogorskiy 331.9 8 305
Zapadno-Novogodniy 215.7 4 230
Vostochno-Olikuminskiy 1546 7 1000
Promyslovyy 322.6 5 286
Tarasovskoye field. north-west end of BP-14 layer 79.2 7 106
Zapadno-Yamsoveyskiy 583.8 0 480
Omsk Region Ivanovskiy 2174 1 856
Kogitskiy 1868 4 590
Natalinskiy 1158 4 564
Novo-Vasilyevskiy 2731 2 686
Prigranichnyy 650.5 11 678
Perm Territory Komarikhinskiy 6.1 3 4.58
Markovskiy 1228 3 1326
Tyumen Region Achimovskiy 1369 4 -
Yelovkinskiy 1277 0 55
Irkutsk Region Kupskiy 3343 4 880
Udmurtian Republic Yuzhno-Lyukskoe field 1.9 15 215.2
Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Area Gornyy 33.6 5 34.5
Nenets Autonomous Area Trebs and Titov fields 2151 44 3410

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