Rus News Journal

It is a little more Sakhalin

Rosneft has won competition on a site CHajvo - the sea

Rosneft has filled up the stocks on a shelf of Sakhalin with one more deposit. The company has won competition on a site CHajvo - the sea in which joining to the project Sakhalin - 1 five years ago it has been refused American ExxonMobil. However, according to experts, the company all the same should agree with a consortium on SRP as deposit stocks are too small for independent working out.

Rosneft has been recognised by the winner in competition on the right of use of a site of bowels of the federal value, by including northern extremity of a deposit of Chajvo (a site CHajvo - the sea ) And adjoining to project deposits Sakhalin - 1 transfers the Prime referring to a source in Rosnedrah. Total taken stocks of a deposit on categories 1+2 of the Russian classification make 17,1 million t oil and a condensate and 9,9 mlrd cubic m of gas.

Rosneft was actually unique participant of competition. As Denis Hramov informed earlier zamglavy Ministry for Protection of the Environment and Natural Resources, to the auctions have been admitted Rosneft and her daughter RN - Sahalinmorneftegaz . Starting payment on a site has been established at a rate of 1,6 mlrd rbl. In Rosneft company plans on working out of a deposit and potential volume of investments yet do not make comments, however it is expected that details will appear already in the near future. Earlier a management Rosneft declared that the company considers perspective development of two sites on a shelf of Sakhalin - northern extremity of a deposit of Chajvo and Nekrasovsky on structure The Astrahanovsky sea . In 2010 under the decision of the government the licence on Nekrasovsky has been transferred a state company without competition.

At the same time auction on a site CHajvo - the sea to Chajvo of the project closely adjoining to a deposit Sakhalin - 1 it was repeatedly postponed. As wrote earlier daily, competition on a deposit should pass in the first quarter 2008, but has been transferred without day. Two years earlier the operator of the project Sakhalin - 1 ExxonMobil addressed in Ministry for Protection of the Environment and Natural Resources with the request for expansion of borders of deposits of Odoptu and Chajvo within the limits of the project developed on the terms of SRP. However Ministry for Protection of the Environment and Natural Resources in August, 2006 has refused to the American company site joining CHajvo - the sea to a deposit of Chajvo, having made decision to expose it subsequently on auction or competition.

According to analyst UniCredit Securities of Artema Death, stocks of a site which has received Rosneft in itself small, therefore deposit working out separately hardly will be unprofitable. most likely, the state company should agree further with a consortium developing Sakhalin - 1 (a share Rosneft - 20 %) and to master a deposit already within the limits of the project - the expert concludes.