ENI’s (Westgasinvest) Shale Gas Blocks In Ukraine

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.

Ділянки ENI (ТОВ

The list of licensed blocks with unconventional gas production potential:

Block nameLocationType of unconventional gas
Baulinska areaVolyn regionShale gas, CBM
Philimonivska areaVolyn regionShale gas, CBM
Kurinna areaLviv regionShale gas, CBM
Sandugeivska areaLviv regionShale gas, CBM
Yakovlivska areaLviv regionShale gas, CBM
Zhuzhelianska areaLviv regionShale gas
Reklynetska areaLviv regionShale gas