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LARGEST UKRAINIAN GAS PRODUCER DISCOVERS THIRD NEW FIELD IN KHARKIV REGION

JSC Ukrgazvydobuvannia has discovered the third new field in Kharkiv region this year. The press service of the company reported that at the exploration stage the reserves total at least 0.375 billion cubic meters and the prospective resources are estimated at around 1 billion cubic meters. The field was discovered in August 2018 after the completion of drilling a wildcat well started after a seismic survey under a deposit use license issued in 2014.
Today the well is being developed and test production is started. The company continues exploration work at the new field.
Ukrgazvydobuvannia recalled that in May and June 2018 the company discovered two new fields in Kharkiv region on land parcels with mineral resources the licenses for which were received before 2017. Some issues regarding the issue of licenses for new land parcels are still unsettled. According to the government gas production boosting program, the company will receive 15-20 licenses for new land parcels every year to explore and discover new fields.
As reported, the strategy of the company until 2020 envisaged the increase in gas production from 14.5 billion cubic meters in 2015 and 2016 to 15.2 billion cubic meters in 2017, 16.5 billion cubic meters in 2018, 18.3 billion cubic meters in 2019, and 20.1 billion cubic meters in 2020. Ukrgazvydobuvannia, fully owned by Naftogaz Ukrainy, is the country’s largest gas producer, which provides about 75% of the total gas production in the country.

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UKRAINE’S LARGEST GAS PRODUCER WILL PAY ABOUT USD 600 MLN DIVIDENDS TO NAFTOGAZ

PJSC Ukrgazvydobuvannia will pay dividends to its sole shareholder Naftogaz Ukrainy from August 22 to August 30, 2018, Ukrgazvydobuvannia reported in the information disclosure system of the National Commission on Securities and the Stock Market. Payments will be made in accordance with the decision of Naftogaz dated August 3. As reported, Ukrgazvydobuvannia in 2017 increased its net profit by 2.6 times (by UAH 18.553 billion) compared to 2016, to UAH 30.473 billion, net income by 36.4% (by UAH 20.051 billion), to UAH 75.092 billion, gross profit by 2.2 times (UAH 23.057 billion), to UAH 42.062 billion.
Ukrgazvydobuvannia, 100% owned by Naftogaz Ukrainy, is the country’s largest gas producer, which provides about 75% of the total gas production in the country.

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