With the beginning of the year the company increased drilling of 18% to 69.6 thousand meters.
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The largest state-owned gas company “Ukrgazvydobuvannya” (GWL) in 2018 increased drilling volumes compared to last year by 30.8% – to a record 314 thousand meters, the press service of the company.

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“The latest maximum annual amount of penetration was recorded at 276 thousand meters in 2006. In 2018 achieved record 314 thousand meters of penetration, allowing to further increase annual production to 335 million cubic meters of blue fuel,” – said in the message.

As of 20 March, the beginning of the year have been drilled 69,6 thousand m-house drilling Department of the company “Ukrburgaz” (66 machines) and the external drilling contractors (13 machines), which is 18% higher than the same period last year. These results were achieved due to the introduction of the new machines.

“Today there are 4 new drilling machine production China HongHua and German Bentec capacity of 450 tons,” the company said.

It is reported that “ukrgazvidobuvannya” purchased twenty new machines, of which 15 units with a lifting capacity of 450 tons, 2 units with lifting capacity of 320 tons and mobile machines with a lifting capacity of 225 tons – 2 units, and single – about 180 tons. In the nearest plans of the company the completion of the modernisation of 33 private machines of the old stock that was purchased over 25 years ago.

“GWL cooperates with external Croatian drilling contractors Crosco and Chinese Beiken, in the work today are 13 machines”, – stated in the message.

As reported the UNIAN, “ukrgazvidobuvannya” in 2018 compared to 2017, increased natural gas production by 1.6% to 15,496 billion cubic meters.

In 2017 the volume of drilling company “Ukrgazvydobuvannya”amounted to 240 thousand meters.

Reference to UNIAN. “Ukrgazvydobuvannya” is the largest gas company of Ukraine, whose share in the total volume of hydrocarbon production in the country is 70%. 100% of the shares owned by the state holding “Naftogaz of Ukraine”.