MOSCOW, December 22. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree on transfer of OAO “NK “Rosneft” for geological study of subsoil, exploration and production of hydrocarbons Tanga block, located in the Khatanga Gulf of the Laptev sea and. The relevant document posted Tuesday on the website of the Cabinet.
“Khatanga subsoil plot of Federal significance has an area of 17.2 thousand square kilometers. Prognostic resources of category D2 within the site on the basis of quantitative evaluation of hydrocarbon resources in Russia are oil – 288,1 mln tons (geological resources) and 82.8 million tonnes (recoverable resources); gas – 228,2 billion cubic meters, condensate – 20.8 million tons (geological resources) and 13.6 million tonnes (recoverable reserves)”, – it is specified in the certificate to the document.
In accordance with the law “On subsoil” the right to use the subsoil plot is provided to OAO “NK “Rosneft” as legal entity, established in accordance with Russian legislation, have experience of development of the Russian subsoil of the continental shelf not less than five years in respect of which the Russian Federation has the right to directly or indirectly dispose of more than 50% of the total number of votes attached to the voting shares (stakes) which constitute the Charter capital of the company.
It is also noted that according to the law “On subsoil”, the subsurface users shall pay one-time payments for use. The payment for this site is 282,5 million.