We hear for a long time that
Georgia has enough gas and oil resources and the potential to become a gas producing
, energy-independent country. "Commersant" tried to find out what
volume of resources does the country hold?
According to the State Agency of Oil and Gas, 17 companies own general license for oil and gas resources in Georgia;
There are three main reserve categories in the gas and oil sectors: proved, probable and possible reserves.
According to data provided by the Oil and Gas Agency, oil proved reserves in Georgia amounted to 2 394 million tons, gas reserves- 303.825 million m3.
Oil and gas reserves in 2018:
reserve categories oil (mln)
Proved reserves: 2.304 million tons
Probable reserves: 5.704 million tons
Possible reserves: 32.7715 million tons
Reserve category: Free Gas (M3)
Proved reserves: 303.825 million m3
Probable reserves: 375.308 million m3
Possible reserves: 3P - 824.750 million m3
According to the Oil and Gas Agency, in 2017, 23425.53 tons of oil was processed in Georgia:
Naphta 3424.9 tons;
Petrol 2197.7 tons;
Diesel 9986.9 tons;
Masut 8751.9 tons.
"Globus" Ltd and "ZD Oil Company Ltd" are two oil refineries that are licensed in Georgia.
The licenses for both enterprises were issued in 2015 for a period of 25 years.
The analysis conducted by the Oil and Gas Agency's accredited laboratory shows that the oil products produced in Georgia are fully compatible with the standards that are in force in the country. Lead was not detected in fuel, the voluminous share of aromatic hydrocarbons was 25% and the mass of sulfur - 8 mg / kg. Cetane index is 50.5 mg in diesel fuel and sulfur content is 99 mg / kg.