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Russia drilling in Ukraine Black Sea zone
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KIEV, July 25 - Ukrainian border aircraft have confirmed the deployment of drilling rigs and support vessels sailing under the Russian flag in Ukraines Marine Economic Zone in the Black Sea, the Maritime Executive reported Monday.

While air-monitoring the water surface, Ukrainian border guard officers spotted jack-up rigs, stationary platforms and support vessels under Russia's national flag in the Odessa and Holitsyno gas fields (located in Ukraine's exclusive maritime economic zone), the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine reported.

The presence of support ships under Russia's flag within oil or gas fields may prove that Russia continues to illegally explore natural resources as well as operate facilities and buildings for commercial purposes without the permission of Ukraine's competent authorities, the State Border Guard said.

Earlier this month the State Border Service reported that the jack-up rig Sivash was towed from the port of Chornomorske in the Crimea to the Holitsyno gas field. While observing the gas field, Ukrainian border guards reportedly spotted armed people.

Meanwhile Douglas-Westwood reports that in terms of the LNG market Russia is lagging behind other global gas producers, such as Australia or Qatar who have heavily invested in infrastructure over the past decade.

Given Russias extensive gas reserves, the country has the potential to be a leading LNG exporter, says Douglas-Westwood researcher Iva Brkic.

Recent landmark changes to the countrys operating environment may finally allow for this potential to be realized with amendments to gas export law expected to challenge Gazproms gas monopoly.

Russias oil and gas production giant Rosneft, as well as countrys largest independent gas producer, Novatek, have gained licenses to export LNG independently from Gazprom and are pushing projects forward.

DW expects both LNG and pipeline exports from Russia to Asia to increase significantly in the mid to long term as the country reduces its reliance on pipeline gas exports to Europe.

Russia is positioning itself to be a serious competitor to leading LNG producers, says Brkic. (me/ez)




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