National joint stock company Naftogaz of Ukraine has begun commercial production of oil in the framework of the project on development of the concession area Alam El Shawish East in the Western Desert of Egypt, Interfax-Ukraine news agency cites the press office of Naftogaz of Ukraine as saying.
According to a report, this week Naftogaz sold the first batch of oil produced from the field HG of eastern bloc Alam El Shawish under the terms of the concession agreement between the Republic of Egypt, the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation and the NOJSC. "The company continues to introduce measures for increasing the volume of hydrocarbons in the concession area mentioned above," - said in a statement.
Naftogaz reminded that the concession agreement on the conduction of oil exploration and exploitation of the Eastern bloc Alam El Shawish East total area of 994 sq km was concluded on December 13 2006. "Under the terms of the concession agreement, the period of exploration will last until December 13, 2011" - the press service reports.
Successful implementation of the project on the exploration and commercial exploitation of the eastern bloc Alam El Shawish will help accelerate the process of diversification of sources of energy in Ukraine and the formation of Ukraine's image in the world, the press service reports.