Italian ENI via its subsidiary ENI Ukraine Holdings B.V. registered in Amsterdam controls Ukrainian LLC Westgasinvest, which owns unconventional gas licenses on the west of Ukraine. ENI owns 50.01% of Westgasinvest, while the remaining part is controlled by Cadogan Ukraine Holdings Limited (15%) and JSC National Joint Stock Company “Nadra Ukrainy” (34,99%).
LLC Westgasinvest owns 9 licences for the exploration of natural gas in Lviv-Lublin basin with the total coverage of 3.8 thousand square kilometers. The licensed blocks are located in Lviv and Volyn regions.
Shale gas production is expected on 7 blocks out o 9. Besides shale gas, coal bed methane, traditional natural gas, oil and condensate could also be extracted on these areas.
Shale gas blocks are located next to Oleska area.
The list of licensed blocks with unconventional gas production potential:
|Block name||Location||Type of unconventional gas|
|Baulinska area||Volyn region||Shale gas, CBM|
|Philimonivska area||Volyn region||Shale gas, CBM|
|Kurinna area||Lviv region||Shale gas, CBM|
|Sandugeivska area||Lviv region||Shale gas, CBM|
|Yakovlivska area||Lviv region||Shale gas, CBM|
|Zhuzhelianska area||Lviv region||Shale gas|
|Reklynetska area||Lviv region||Shale gas|