LICENSES ARE MANAGED BY OPERATING COMPANIES
SUBSIDIARIES AND ASSOCIATES - UCENSE OWNERS
As of December 31, 2012, OJSC Gazprom Neft and its subsidiaries possessed sub-soil usage rights for 74 license areas across 9 regions of the Russian Federation. Internationally, the Company’s subsidiary, NIS, holds 69 permits (analogous to licenses) across Serbia, Romania, and Republic of Srpska (Bosnia and Herzegovina).
These licenses give various rights: 12 licenses are for the geological survey of mineral areas during a five-year period, while 62 licenses allow exploration and hydrocarbon production for periods between 20 and 50 years.
The sub-soil usage rights are held by 15 subsidiaries, but license management is carried by the operating companies as follows: OJSC Gazprom Neft-Noyabrskneftegaz, LLC Gazprom Neft-Khantos, LLC Gazprom Neft-East, OJSC Gazprom Neft-Angara, CJSC Gazprom Neft Orenburg.
OJSC Gazprom Neft-Noyabrskneftegaz performs full-cycle hydrocarbon operations at 41 license areas owned by four license holders.
In 2012, the Licensing Panel of the Federal Sub-Soil Agency (Rosnedra) considered and approved amendments to 19 sub-soil licenses held by the Company: the terms of the licenses and geological survey phases were extended for 13 areas and updated for six areas.
OJSC NGK Slavneft and its subsidiaries hold licenses for oil and gas prospecting, exploration and extraction at 31 license areas within Western Siberia and the Krasnoyarsk Territory.
OJSC Tomskneft VNK holds 33 licenses for developing over 40 oil and gas fields within the Tomsk Region and the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous District (KhMAD) – Yugra. The licenses were reassigned to OJSC Tomskneft VNK in 2009.
CJSC Messoyakhaneftegaz holds two licenses for geological survey, exploration and production within the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District (YaNAD).
Subsidiaries of OJSC Magma and CJSC Sibirskaya Geologicheskaya Kompania hold two licenses for exploration and production in sub-soil areas, and six licenses for geological studies in the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous District (at the Yuzhnoye and Orekhovskoye fields, and the Koltogorskiye prospecting areas). In addition, Gazprom Neft Group holds a 50% share of the Salym Petroleum Development joint venture, which holds three licenses for additional exploration and development of the Salym oil field cluster, also located in KhMAD.
LLC SeverEnergia, part of OJSC Arktika, holds two licenses for geological survey, exploration and hydrocarbon production and two licenses for exploration and hydrocarbon production. All the license areas are located in the YaNAD (Samburgsky, Evo-Yakhinsky, Yaro-Yakhinsky and Severo-Chaselsky areas).
CJSC Gazprom Neft Orenburg holds a license for development and hydrocarbon production within the eastern section of the Orenburg oil and gas condensate field, Orenburg Region.
OJSC Yuzhuralneftegaz holds a license at the Kapitonovskoye field.
CJSC Technology Research Center holds a license for exploration and hydrocarbon production at the Tsarichanskoye field, and a geological survey license within the Tsarichanskoye prospecting area.
LLC Zhivoy Istok holds a license for exploration and hydrocarbon production at the Baleykinskoye field and a geological survey license within the Uranskaya area.
LLC Gazprom Neft Novy Port holds a license for the production of oil, gas and condensate within the Novy Port field.