Royal Dutch Shell has so far not reported any progress in the search for shale gas in eastern Ukraine – according to the company’s press office in Kharkov.
The company reported the no progress has been made in the shale gas exploration work in the Yuzivska formation. The exploratory drilling work carried out so far has not confirmed the presence of abundant shale resources in the eastern part of the country.
In February, Kharkiv regional authorities announced that Shell has failed to find natural gas in the Belyayevskaya-400 well, which was drilled last year. So far two wells have been drilled in the formation, with neither of them yielding satisfactory results. Originally, Shell was planning on carrying out seismic data processing, modelling and interpretation in the region, as well as drilling sixteen exploratory wells.
According to Graham Tiley – Shell’s representative for the region – Shell finds it difficult to proceed with shale exploration in Ukraine because of the tense situation on the border between the Donieck and Lugansk regions, caused by pro-Russian separatists.
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