Nine block opened for PSA tenders in February have received today 24 bids from 14 companies.
Among offerors are large Canadian company Vermilion Energy, joined its bids with state-owned UGV, Texas-based producer Aspect Energy together with US private equity firm Sigma Bleyzer, and Slovak E&P company Nafta, backed by sizable European energy holding EPH, and also Polish Unimot, known as a large retail gas stations network.
Sofiivska parcel is pointed as the most interesting, nominated by 5 companies (UGV/Vermilion, EPH, DTEK O&G, GeoAlliance, Ukrnafta).
Regarding a number of bids, the champion is UGV (9 applications, 5 - single, 4 - joined with Vermilion Energy), four Ukrainian producers made 2 bids each (UNB, Ukrnafta, DTEK, Zakhidnadraservice), 1 bid was pointed by each US Aspect, Czech EPH, Polish Unimot, Swiss EuroGas and Ukrainian companies GeoAlliance, Navigator Komplekt.
The Intergovernmental Commission has to evaluate the bids within one month and make its recommendations to the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine to select the winner.