Oil and gas companies in 2017 will invest 45 billion rubles in exploration on the continental shelf of the Russian Federation

MOSCOW, August 24. /TASS/. Oil and gas companies will invest about 45 billion in exploration offshore Russia in 2017. This was stated by the Deputy head of Rosnedr Orest Kasparov at a press conference in TASS.

“Only in 2017 in exploration on the continental shelf approximately 45 billion rubles will be invested,” he said.

In an interview with TASS, the Minister of natural resources and ecology of Russia Sergey Donskoy reported that “Gazprom” plans in 2017 to expend on exploration on the shelf of 37.8 billion rubles, “Rosneft” – 43 billion rubles. the Volume of investments “Gazprom” in the works offshore in 2016 amounted to RUB 30.8 billion, almost 8 billion rubles less than in 2015 the Volume of investments of Rosneft in 2016 amounted to 11 billion rubles..

According to the Minister, on 27 February 2017 on the Russian shelf in the sea areas of water, there are 138 licenses for hydrocarbons, including work on seven state contracts. 42 license maintenance, 75 are combined and 21 search. Of these, 53 licenses are available “Rosneft”, 41 – “Gazprom”, 14 licenses from “LUKOIL” and 7 – “NOVATEK”.

Earlier Donskoy reported that the investments of major Russian oil companies in offshore work in 2016, according to preliminary estimates, fell by about 3 billion rubles and amounted to RUR 71.4 bln