SIMFEROPOL, December 15. The border service of the FSB in the Crimea had to be referred on request of “Chernomorneftegaz” patrol ship “Amethyst” to protect the rigs from state-owned military ships of Ukraine. This was reported by the press service of the Ministry.
According to the Border guard, December 15 at 10:15 Moscow time to Jack-up floating drilling rig (MODU) “Tavrida” owned “Chernomorneftegaz”, came the ship of the state border service of Ukraine.
“The captain contacted by radio with the Jack-up drilling rig “Tavrida” with the requirement to provide information on the composition of the crew and the aim of finding a Russian drilling rig in the area. Captain Jack-up realizing that the Ukrainian side does not have the authority to request such information is not provided,” – said the press service.
Drilling rigs in the Black sea towed to the Crimea because of terrorist threats
The ship under the Turkish flag tried to prevent the movement of drilling rigs in the Black sea
The FSB denied the information about the incident with the Turkish vessel: “the obstruction was not”
Then the Ukrainian ship headed to “Chernomorneftegaz”, located on the Golitsyn gas condensate field, where “made their photo and video”.
“To ensure the safety of sudocommand “Tauris”, as well as protection and protection of economic interests of the Russian Federation in the area was sent to border patrol ship 2 grade “Amethyst” Border Department of the FSB of Russia in the Republic of Crimea, – said the border guard. – Arriving in the region of Odessa and Golitsyn deposits, Amethyst was discovered next to the Jack-up rig two warships of the naval forces of Ukraine”.
Now Russian patrol continues to patrol the Black sea area, where “Chernomorneftegaz”, to ensure “economic and other legitimate interests of the Russian Federation”.
Increased terrorist threat
14 December it became known that “Chernomorneftegaz” towed two rigs with the Odessa-based fields in the neutral waters of the Black sea, to the coast of the Crimea. The company explained that the increased “terrorist threat”.
However, later the head of the Crimea Sergey Aksenov explained that this was due to technical necessity and for Russian assets are safe.
Deposits on Black sea shelf
The hydrocarbon fields on the shelf of the Black sea became Russian after Crimea rejoined the Russian Federation following a referendum in March 2014.
The largest oil field in the Crimea will extract 1 million cubic meters of gas per day
However, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that Kyiv will be in court to seek the return of the control fields in the black sea region.
Now the Ministry of justice “on its part is collecting the information” on the matter, besides, “there are claims of “Naftogaz of Ukraine” to “Chernomorneftegaz”, announced in October the Minister of energy and coal industry of Ukraine Volodymyr demchyshyn.
Now gas production at the Odesa field has been conducted in accordance with the approved schedule of deliveries to Crimea.
“Chernomorneftegaz”, established in 1979, is currently the only oil and gas company of the Republic of Crimea.
He is developing deposits of hydrocarbons on the shelf of the Black and Azov seas and on the land part of the Peninsula. Total reserves Chernomorneftegaz is 22 million tons of oil, perspective – 51 million tons of oil.