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Rosneft received the right to use a subsoil block in the Sea of ​​Okhotsk

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree “On granting Gazprom and Rosneft OJSC the right to use subsoil plots in the Barents and Okhotsk seas”, according to the Government's materials. The signed order supplements the list of federal subsoil plots provided for use without holding auctions.

The list includes the North-West subsoil block located in the Barents Sea and the Deryugin subsoil block located in the Sea of ​​Okhotsk.

Plots are provided for exploration and mining of minerals, as well as for geological exploration of the subsoil, exploration and mining of minerals under a combined license.

In accordance with Articles 21, 9 and 101 of the Subsoil Law, the right to use these subsoil plots is granted to OAO Gazprom and OAO NK Rosneft. These companies have at least five years of experience in developing subsoil areas on the continental shelf of the Russian Federation. More than 50% of the company's shares are state-owned.

The right to use the North-West subsoil block of federal significance (area - 8861,4 sq. Km) is granted to OAO Gazprom. The right to use the Deryuginsky subsoil plot of federal significance (area - 2507 sq. Km) is granted to OJSC NK Rosneft.

In accordance with the article 40 of the Law "On Subsoil", organizations that have received the right to use subsoil, pay one-off payments. For these sites, the payment amount is 920,273 million rubles for the North-West subsoil block and 336,623 million rubles for the Deryuginsky subsoil block.

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