Z DZIAŁALNOŚCI ADMINISTRACJI GEOLOGICZNEJ Koncesje na poszukiwanie, rozpoznawanie oraz wydobywanie złóż ropy naftowej i gazu ziemnego w Polsce w 2019 i 2020 roku – postępowanie przetargowe i przetarg inwestorski

Grzegorz Jagielski, Leszek Jankowski, Hubert Kiersnowski, Sylwia Kijewska, Aleksandra Kozłowska, Ewelina Krzyżak, Marta Kuberska, Rafał Laskowicz, Olga Rosowiecka, Joanna Roszkowska-Remin, Łukasz Smajdor, Marcin Wesołowski, Krystian Wójcik, Tomasz Żuk


Prospection, exploration and production of hydrocarbons in Poland in 2019 and 2020 – tender procedure vs open door policy.

Abstract. A concession for prospection, exploration and production of hydrocarbons from deposits or a concession for production of hydrocarbons from deposits shall be granted by the way of a tender procedure or at the request of the interested entity. On June 28.2018 the Polish Minister of the Environment announced the boundaries of the five tender areas dedicated for the next, 4th tender round for hydrocarbon concessions in Poland. These are: Bestwina–Czechowice, Królówka, Pyrzyce, Złoczew and Żabowo. The main exploration target of the areas located in southern Poland (Carpathians) – Bestwina, Czechowice and Królówka – is related to conventional accumulations of gas in the Miocene of the Carpathian Foredeep and to conventional and unconventional accumulations of gas and oil in the Paleozoic-Mesozoic basement of the Carpathian units. On the other side, the conventional accumulations of gas in the Permian Rotliegend sandstones and conventional and unconventional accumulations of gas and oil in the Zechstein/Main Dolomite carbonates are expected in the Pyrzyce, Żabowo and Złoczew areas, in central and north-western Poland. The beginning of the tender is planned for Q1 2020. The tender will last 180 days. The entities can also apply for a concession submitting an application to the Licensing Authority. However, the area indicated by the entity cannot be a subject of a tender or any other concession, and the maximum acreage cannot exceed 1200 km2. As a rule, a concession is granted for a period of 30 years and will be divided into 2 phases: (1) prospection and exploration phase (which lasts no longer than 5 years, but in justified cases can be extended), (2) production phase (25 years). Every entity interested in obtaining a concession needs to undergo the qualification procedure.We believe that this publication will contribute to better understanding of the offered tender areas and boosts the activity in the Polish oil and gas sector.

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