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Eni to produce shale gas in Ukraine

Steel News - Published on Mon, 18 Jun 2012

AFP reported that Italian energy giant Eni has entered a project to produce shale gas in the Lviv region of western Ukraine amid Kiev\'s attempts to find alternatives to Russian natural gas.

Eni has signed an agreement with Ukraine\'s state owned Nadra Ukrayny and Cadogan Petroleum, an independent oil and gas producer with onshore gas assets in Ukraine, to buy a 50.01% stake in Westgasinvest, which holds rights to nine shale gas license areas in the Lviv Basin, totaling nearly 3,800 square kilometers.

ENI said \"The Lviv Basin is considered to be one of the best prospects in Europe for the exploration of unconventional gas, being also an extension of the Lublin Basin in Poland, which has already attracted substantial interest from the hydrocarbon industry.”

Ukraine is pinning great hopes on shale gas production with geological data suggesting that Ukraine boasts Europe’s largest shale gas reserves, and is likely to produce from 7 to 10 billion cubic meters in five to seven years.

Eni has been present in Ukraine since 2011 in the Zagoryanska and Pokroskoe licenses located in the Dniepr-Donetz Basin.

Source - AFP

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Posted By : admin on Mon, 18 Jun 2012
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