By Andra Beltz
The national gas producer, Romgaz, is in talks with giant companies worldwide in the oil sector, along with analyzing the participation in the XI round of tenders for the concession of new perimeters in the Black Sea, said on Monday, Adrian Volintiru, the general manager of the gas producer, in a meeting with the press.
He was asked by journalists whether Romgaz will participate in the 11th round of tenders, recently initiated by the National Agency for Mineral Resources.
“Onshore it is clear that we will participate, but offshore it is more difficult to make a decision, because we do not have the know-how. We have to be careful, to know exactly if it is worth to go and with whom we go. decision, we will try to identify capabilities. If we participate on the offshore, it will be with someone, “Volintiru said.
He stressed that discussions had already begun. Volintiru declined to say the names of the companies he is negotiating with, only stating that they are international giants.
“There are agreements between us and I cannot give details,” argued the official Romgaz.
The National Mineral Resources Authority / ANRM announced, at the end of July, that it offers by public appeal the concession of the 28 perimeter oil exploration, development and exploitation operations, during the XI round of tenders, according to an order of the ANRM president , published in the Official Gazette.
ANRM also published the list of these perimeters. These are 22 onshore (onshore) and six offshore (offshore) oil fields, with a total area of approximately 1,000 square kilometers.
According to the order, the date marking the official opening of the XIth round of public tender is the date on which the announcement will be published in the Official Journal of the European Union.
From that date, based on a written request, those interested will have access to geological data and information.
After the announcement of the announcement of the start of the round in the Official Journal of the EU, those interested will have 120 working days to submit the tenders, at the ANRM headquarters.
The previous round, the 10th round, was carried out between 2009-2010, when ANRM tendered the concession of 30 oilfields, of which 12 onshore and 18 offshore.
By Andra Beltz