Naftogaz History

Remarkable events in Ukraine's oil-gas industry

 

2014

Naftogaz of Ukraine joins the GSE data system AGSI+

 

Operators of gas transport systems of Ukraine and Slovakia — Ukrtransgaz and Eustream a.s., sign the Memo on reverse natural gas flows

 

Operators of gas transport systems of Ukraine and Poland — Ukrtransgaz and Gaz-System SA sign and contract supplement specifying the order of production-technical information

 

 

2013

Nezalezhnist jackup floating drilling rig launches drilling of the first well in the Black Sea shelf

 

Ukrainian Government approves Renewal of Energy Strategy of Ukraine for the period until 2030

 

Gas supplies to Ukraine through the territory of Hungary launched in compliance with the Framework Agreement signed between Naftogaz of Ukraine and German RWE Supply & Trading GmbH

 

 

2012

Ukrainian Government approves feasibility study for the construction of an LNG-terminal in Ukraine

 

Naftogaz of Ukraine and German RWE Supply & Trading GmbH sign framework agreement on purchase and sale of natural gas

 

Arab Republic of Egypt, Zakordonnaftogaz state-run enterprise (Naftogaz of Ukraine) and the GANOPE sign two Concession agreements on exploration, development and operation of oil and gas deposits on the territories of WADI EL MAHAREETH and SAUTH WADI EL MAHAREETH in the eastern desert of Egypt

 

Naftogaz of Ukraine and German FerrostaŠ°l Industrieanlagen GmbH sign the Memo on mutual understanding in modernization of equipment at the Bar gas compressor station (Vinnytsia region) at the Soyuz main gas pipeline

 

Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine passes a draft Renewal of Energy Strategy of Ukraine for the period until 2030

 

Petro Hodovanets jackup floating drilling rig launches drilling of the first well in the Black Sea shelf

 

Gas supplies to Ukraine through the territory of Poland launched in compliance with the Framework Agreement signed between Naftogaz of Ukraine and German RWE Supply & Trading GmbH

 

 

2011

Ukraine becomes a full member of the European Energy Community

 

Ukraine and Azerbaijan sign the Memo on cooperation in organizing natural gas supplies to Ukraine and the Agreement on development of cooperation in oil transport through the territory of Ukraine

 

LNG-Terminal national project founded

 

Naftogaz of Ukraine launches implementation of the project on modernization of the Ukrainian gas transport system

 

In July 2011, the first weld of the reconstructed Urengoy-Pomary-Uzhhorod main gas pipeline seamed

 

Naftogaz of Ukraine and U.S. Halliburton Ukraine sign the Agreement on monitoring, support service, construction and maintenance of oil and gas wells

 

Naftogaz of Ukraine and U.S. ExxonMobil Corporation sign the Preliminary agreement on exploration and development of unconventional hydrocarbons in Ukraine

 

Naftogaz of Ukraine and French Total E & P Activities Petrolieres sign the Agreement on cooperation in researching and possible bidding for the use of mineral resources to hold exploration and production of hydrocarbons in the Black Sea shelf

 

Naftogaz of Ukraine and Italian Eni Ukraine Holdings B.V. sign the Memo on implementation of the Agreement on exploration and cooperation

 

 

2010

Naftogaz of Ukraine becomes an associate member of Eurogas — the association of the European gas wholesale, retail and distribution sector enterprises

 

Law of Ukraine “On fundamentals of natural gas market functioning” adopted

 

 

2009

For the first time Ukraine launches (temporary) autonomous operation of its gas transport system and introduces reverse-flow scheme to meet natural gas demands from domestic consumers less external supplies

 

Naftogaz of Ukraine and Gazprom sign long-term contracts on natural gas purchase and sale for the period of 2009-2019. The contracts also provided for volumes and conditions of natural gas transit through the territory of Ukraine for the period of 2009-2019

 

For the first time in the history of Ukraine's independence, Naftogaz of Ukraine received commercial oil flow abroad (its deposit in Egypt)

 

Lyvenske, Nedelne and Aksiutovske gas condensate deposits commissioned in Kharkiv region

 

Mihrynske oil and gas and Sviatohorske gas condensate deposits discovered in Kharkiv region

 

Cycling-process technology introduced at Kotelevske and Tymofiivske deposits

 

 

2008

Bobrovnytska gas compressor station commissioned in Chernihiv region

 

 

2007

Compressor department at the Oparske underground gas storage facility commissioned in Lviv region

 

 

2006

Construction of the second phase of the Center for metrology of oil, petroleum products, natural and liquefied gas completed in the town of Boyarka (Kyiv region) completed

 

Energy Strategy of Ukraine approved for the period until 2030

 

Construction of the second phase of the Gas metrology center under the Center for metrology of oil, petroleum products, natural and liquefied gas completed in the town of Boyarka (Kyiv region) completed

 

 

2005

Dibrovske and Dubonevetske gas deposits, Rymarivske, Zakhidnovynohradivske and Aksiutynske gas condensate deposits discovered

 

 

2004

Reverse flows through the Odesa-Brody oil pipeline start

 

The Shebelynka gas refining plant reconstructed, capacity raised to 1 million tons a year

 

Cycling-process technology introduced at Kulychykhinske gas condensate deposit

 

North-Bulhanatske gas deposit in the Sea of Azov commissioned

 

 

2003

Construction of the first phase of the Center for metrology of oil, petroleum products, natural and liquefied gas completed in the town of Boyarka (Kyiv region)

 

Kobzevske gas condensate and East-Kazantip gas deposits in the Sea of Azov commissioned

 

The Vodolei gas compressor combined cycle station commissioned at the Stavysche compressor station in Kyiv region

 

Naftogaz of Ukraine launches a number of projects on development of hydrocarbons outside Ukraine (Egypt; United Arab Emirates; Libya)

 

 

2002

Construction of the Yuzhnyi maritime oil terminal completed

 

Kobzevske gas condensate deposit discovered

 

New shop at the Uzhhorod gas compressor station commissioned in Zakarpattia region

 

 

2001

Construction of the Odesa-Brody oil pipeline and the Yuzhnyi maritime oil terminal outside Odesa completed

 

North-Bulhanatske gas deposit discovered in the Sea of Azov

 

The Tarutino compressor stations commissioned in Odesa region

 

The Hrebenyky gas measuring station equipped with ultrasonic counters constructed in Odesa region with the technical support of the European Commission

 

National Gas Union of Ukraine founded

 

 

2000

East-Kazantip gas deposit discovered in the Sea of Azov

 

Ukraine reaches highest level of oil transit through its territory — 56.4 million tons

 

 

1999

Dzhankoi-Feodosia-Kerch and Khust-Satu Mare (Romania) gas pipelines completed

 

Yablunivskyi gas refining plant commissioned

 

North-Kazantip gas deposit discovered in the Sea of Azov

 

 

1998

The Naftogaz of Ukraine national joint-stock company founded under the decision of the President and the Government of Ukraine

 

Then the company incorporated state assets in oil and gas industry of Ukraine

 

Ukraine reaches highest level of natural gas transit through its territory — 141 billion cubic meters

 

 

1997

Catalytic reforming unit commissioned at Shebelynka gas refining plant

 

For the first time ever Ukraine launched the production of unleaded super gasoline

 

 

1996

Introduction of gas pipeline smart-pigging at Ukrainian gas transport system starts

 

 

1983

One of the world's largest underground gas storage facilities (Bilche-Volytske) commissioned in Lviv region

 

Urengoy (Russia)-Uzhhorod transcontinental gas pipeline completed

 

Yamburg (Russia)-Uzhhorod transcontinental gas pipeline completed

 

 

1981

Cycling process technology introduced at Novotroitske gas condensate deposit (Poltava region) — first ever in Europe

 

 

1978

Soyuz transcontinental gas pipeline commissioned

 

 

1975

Ukraine achieves highest annual natural gas extraction figures — 68.7 billion cubic meters

 

 

1972

Ukraine achieves highest annual oil extraction figures — 14.5 million tons

 

 

1971

First gas condensate deposit (Holitsynske) discovered in the Black Sea shelf

 

 

1967

Dolyna-Uzhhorod-State Border gas pipeline commissioned

 

Gas exportation from Ukraine to the Czech Republic and Austria launched

 

Reference information: the total amount of natural gas exportation from Ukraine to the countries of former USSR and Europe made up about 135 bcm

 

 

1966

Oil flow from Hnedyntsivske deposit (Chernihiv region) to Kremenchuk launched

 

The start of the creation of the Prydniprovski main oil pipelines system

 

 

1964

Gas accumulation in Olyshevske underground gas storage facility launched in Chernihiv region — the first underground gas storage facility in Ukraine

 

Ukraine starts the practice of storing natural gas in underground facilities

 

 

1963

Druzhba main oil pipelines department founded

 

The department was engaged in operating oil pipelines on the territories of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus

 

 

1962

Oil transport via the first branch (Brody-State Border) of the Druzhba oil pipeline launched in direction of Hungary and the Czech Republic

 

Oil transport via main pipelines launched in Ukraine

 

Leliakovske oil deposit discovered in Chernihiv region — the largest oil deposit in Ukraine

 

 

1960

Dashava-Minsk (Belarus) gas pipeline completed and commissioned

 

Gas supplies from Ukraine to Belarus launched

 

Shebelynka gas refining plant commissioned

 

First gas deposit (Zadornenske gas deposit) discovered in Crimea

 

Crimea launches oil and gas industry development

 

 

1954

The technology of water injection into oil reservoirs introduced at Boryslav deposit (Lviv region) — first in the USSR

 

 

1951

Dashava-Kyiv gas pipeline reaches Moscow

 

Gas supplies from Ukraine to Russia launched

 

 

1950

Unique Shebelynka gas condensate field discovered in Kharkiv region — then the largest gas field in Europe

 

 

1948

Construction of the most powerful gas pipeline in Europe — Dashava-Kyiv pipeline (509 kilometers in length) completed

 

Ukraine launches gas transportation via main gas pipelines

 

 

1945

For the first time in the global history, natural gas exportation launched from the territory of Ukraine (Dashava and Opory deposits) to Poland

 

 

1937

First USSR's Pryazovia gas-filling station commissioned in Zaporizhia region to fuel cars with compressed natural gas

 

 

1936

First oil deposits found in eastern Ukraine (Romny structure; Sumy region)

 

 

1924

Industrial development of major gas deposits at Dashava field launched

 

Dashava-Stryi-Drohobych gas pipeline constructed

 

Ukraine's gas industry era begins

 

 

1921

Dashava gas deposit — then the largest deposit in Europe, discovered in Lviv region

 

 

1912

One of the first European gas pipelines (Boryslav-Drohobych 12-kilometer pipeline; Lviv region) commissioned to deliver oil-associated gas