The State Service of Geology and mineral resources of Ukraine and the National Joint Stock Company "Nadra Ukraine" opened on Thursday in Poltava Ukrainian geological research and production center "Ukrnaukageotsentr."
According to the head of NAK "Nadra Ukraine" Oleg Proskuryakova, the center is equipped with modern technology for 3D-visualization and a modern laboratory to perform the full range of works on prospecting and exploration of oil and gas, the agency "Interfax-Ukraine".
A special place in the center of the study is given shale deposits, but in the future it will also be active in other areas, such as the study of the shelf.
"Technology and human resources to enable high quality level and to study the structure of minerals in Ukraine without foreign partners to export the material in its own laboratories," — said O.Proskuryakov.
"Ukrnaukageotsentr" is based on the state company "Poltava RGP."
According to the director Peter Golub Center, the state sent by equipping businesses around 5 million USD.
"We work closely with all the major international companies. Specifically, our employees were trained in the Italian Eni. Company has projects in Ukraine and intends to spend on the purchase of equipment for our center and the training of its employees for about $ 1.5 million Partners ExxonMobil: in a week or two of our experts will travel to Houston for the exchange of experiences, "- he said.
According P.Goluba, Ukraine has significant potential for the development of shale deposits.
"We estimate that shale gas resources in eastern Ukraine is about 9.4 trillion cubic meters. M …. For three or four years, we can get the first shale gas," — he said.