ENERGY INDEPENDENCE OF UKRAINE IS IT REALITY
Oleksandr Romanyuk, first deputy chairman of the board, executive director of PJSC "Ukrgazvydobuvannya", told the students of the Ivano-Frankivsk National Technical University of Oil and Gas on "Program 20/20", which will enable the state to completely switch to domestic gas consumption.
By 2020, to reach the level of extraction of 20 billion cubic meters of its own Ukrainian gas, all Ukrgazvydobuvannya companies are working on this prospect. This was spoken at a meeting held on April 6 in Ivano-Frankivsk. More than 160 students, highly qualified audience, sincere attention to the news, which one of the reformers of the gas-mining industry said, is a proof of high interest in the changes taking place in the country. Especially in the gas industry. The country where the word "gas" causes, unfortunately, only a negative, long ago froze in anticipation of good news. They are.
It is a legend that there is not enough gas in Ukraine. The policy of the new leadership consists in a consistent, well thought-out step-by-step "resuscitation" of the gas industry, which obviously deliberately destroyed for years. As he said, Alexander Romanyuk, Ukrainian gas production as a ship, which needs to be turned off gradually, so as not to overturn. Prospects are worth it.
- It is a legend that Ukraine has insufficient gas reserves. We have investigated and determined that they are sufficient not only for domestic use, but also import of carbohydrates abroad in the long run. - stressed Alexander Romanyuk, "Recently, with us," Ukrhazvydobuvannya "open the well, which gave more than a million cubes a day, - he argued.
We did not allow to actually privatize Ukrainian gas production. According to Oleksandr Romanyuk, the reform of the industry began with the fact that they broke a number of schemes that veiled almost completely privatized Ukrainian gas production. Countering theft, "trading for their" and stopping cooperation with numerous "joint ventures" stopped cash outflow from a state-owned enterprise.
The new management has introduced in principle all operations through the "Transparent" system. This allowed to reduce costs at times. Market wages have made it possible to attract high-quality foreign specialists and return them to Ukraine
The next step in improving the efficiency of the industry was the introduction of market salaries. It allowed to restore the personnel potential. Returned to Ukraine top-notch Ukrainian specialists from Turkmenistan, Siberia, the Far East. Those who, because of low wages, switched to private traders, also returned to the state structures of Ukrgazvydobuvannya. Market salaries have also made it possible to attract foreign experts who are well-informed about the best world-wide technologies of gas extraction and effectively implement them in Ukraine.
2017 is a "year of major repairs" According to Alexander Romanyuk, 2017 year at PJSC "Ukrgazvydobuvannya" is a "year of major repairs". The development of the material and technical base of the gas industry, revolutionizing the situation with the extraction of gas and oil from the Ukrainian interior, is an overriding task posed by a team of reformers. - Today in the service of the company more than 2,5 thousand wells. Many of them are scalded, require serious repairs, so that the efficiency of gas extraction on them is restored. And we do it, - said the executive director of PJSC "Ukrgazvydobuvannya".
There is a fundamental technological re-equipment. For example, only in "Lvivgazvydobuvannya" for the past year and several months in 2017-year were 67 units of special equipment. Not the first time in 25 years. This year it is planned to drill 250 meters of wells, and in 2020, 5 times more - 800 meters. Drilling of new wells and those fields that produce a high level of gas production and those that are exhausted and contain its remains, but will fill the gas pipelines of Ukraine for several decades - all this is the strategy of a new team of managers who have returned from abroad In order to change Ukraine, introduce truly new world standards of honesty.
Conversation with students was frank. They were interested in terms of internships at Ukrhazvydobuvannya enterprises, the introduction of scholarship programs, and the strategy of interaction with higher education. The youth, which is a potential future for the industry, has been heard.