Kiev, 30 October 2013 – The President of the Republic of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych, and the Chief Executive Officer of Eni, Paolo Scaroni, met today in Kiev to discuss about Eni’s projects in the country.
During the meeting, Paolo Scaroni confirmed to the President of the Republic of Ukraine his interest in developing activities in the country.
Eni, which has been present in Ukraine since 2011, owns 50.01% and the operatorship of the Ukrainian company LLC WSTGASINVEST, which holds the rights over nine blocks for the exploration and development of unconventional gas (shale gas) in the Lviv basin, in the west of the country near the border with Poland. The Lviv basin is considered to be one of the areas with the highest potential in Europe for the exploration of unconventional gas.
Eni holds interests in two exploration and development licenses in the country, Zagoryanska and Pokroskoe, located in the Dnieper-Doneyz basin.