MOSCOW, April 6. /TASS/. Russia’s Federal Agency for Mineral Resources (Rosnedra) has cancelled the decree on holding an auction for Erginskoye oilfield in the in the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District, according to the documents released on the official website providing information about auctions.
The cancellation decree also contains a request to prepare a draft decree of the Russian government on a new auction and submit it for approval.
As reported earlier, Russia’s Natural Resources Ministry will hold an auction for the Erginskoye oil field in mid-2017.
Head of Rosnedra Evgeny Kiselev told TASS earlier that the initial payment had been increased by 1.7 bln rubles to slightly more than 7 bln rubles ($123 mln).
Russia’s oil majors Rosneft, Gazprom Neft and Lukoil have taken interest in the auction.
The Erginskoye field in the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area is one of the most promising. The oil reserves of C1 + C2 category amount to 103 million tonnes. The area which will be auctioned is 762.8 square kilometers.