Oil & Gas

We employ innovative and modern production methods to maximize reservoir recovery and optimize field production in the oil and gas sector. Where others have failed, we send in our team of experts to find solutions.

Miroslav Jestřabík
Member of the Board of Directors and Oil & Gas Investment Director

KKCG Oil & Gas is a strong and stable multinational group engaged in oil & gas exploration and production in the Czech Republic and other countries in Central and Eastern Europe. The group's continued success hinges on the extensive experience and expertise of its employees, handed down from generation to generation, since 1913.

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Group-member companies specialize in trading gas, building and operating natural gas storage facilities, providing drilling services, and selling methanol. KKCG Oil & Gas offers its partners comprehensive services and a professional approach.

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  • Aric
    Cunningham

    Executive Director
    MND Group N.V.
    Aric Cunningham

    Member of the Board of Directors of MND a.s. Prior to his tenure at MND, he worked 25 years for BP, where he held various technical and management positions in the U.K. (the North Sea),

    Alaska, Kuwait and most recently within the TNK-BP joint venture in Russia. In 2008, Mr. Cunningham left BP to join Vostok Energy plc as COO and then in 2011 joined

    the Astrakhan Oil Corporation as CEO.

  • Helmut
    Langanger

    Deputy Chairman of the Board
    MND a.s.
    Helmut Langanger

    Helmut held various management positions with OMV Exploration & Production prior to joining the MND Group, achieving considerable international success, particularly

    as regards the search for crude oil and natural gas deposits throughout the world. In 2002, he was appointed CEO of OMV E&P and a Member of the Board

    of Directors of the parent company – OMV.

  • Ulrich
    Schöler

    Member of the Board of Directors
    MND a.s.
    Ulrich Schöler

    Prior to his tenure at MND, Dr. Schöler worked already for three decades in the European gas industry, where he held various managerial positions. He was responsible for the development of the gas business

    of Ruhrgas in the CEE Countries for which he acquired a number of shareholdings in important gas companies. In 1996 he became member of the board of Ruhrgas Energie Beteiligungs AG,

    since 2005 he acted as CEO of E.ON Ruhrgas International AG.

  • Jiří
    Ječmen

    Member of the Board of Directors
    MND a.s.
    Jiří Ječmen

    Jiří has worked for the KKCG investment group since 2003. Between 2006 and 2010, he played a role in managing the restructuring of the MND group. Starting in 2007, he spent three years in the top management

    of SPP Bohemia, the operator of the underground gas storage facility in Dolní Bojanovice. In 2009 and 2010, he was a member of the Board of Directors of Kovosvit MAS, a leading

    Central European manufacturer of machine tools.

  • Zbyněk
    Parma

    CEO
    MND a.s.
    Zbyněk Parma

    Mr. Parma has been with the MND Group since 1992. His advancement within the company, where he held a variety of positions, ranging from a workman and designer to Head of the Uhřice

    UGS, were only transient stages on the way to his current position as CEO. Such professional breadth helped him obtain invaluable experience, which he continues

    to apply to further develop and manage MND.

  • René
    Kachyňa

    Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO
    MND Drilling & Services a.s.
    René Kachyňa

    He began his managerial career at Fosfa, a company based in Břeclav, where he took part in the development of its business activities in Central and Western Europe. He

    joined the MND Group in mid-2007 as a Marketing Manager and later as a Strategic Planning Manager at MND Servisní. He was appointed Managing Director

    of MND Drilling & Services in May 2010.

  • Karel
    Luner

    Chairman of the Board of Directors
    MND Gas Storage a.s.
    Karel Luner

    He joined MND in 1989. Between 1996 and 2008, he held various leadership and management positions. He played a major role in projects carried out in Russia, Kazakhstan and Bulgaria.

    He was also appointed to the Supervisory Board and later to the Board of Directors of MND Production. Prior to joining MND Gas Storage, he held a number of

    management positions at RWE Transgas Net.

  • Ludvík
    Baleka

    Director
    MND – Trade Division
    Ludvík Baleka

    Having held the position of CEO of the Trade Division since 2011, Mr. Baleka is responsible for all MND trade in natural gas and storage flexibility throughout Europe. He has over

    20 years of experience in the energy industry, both in the Czech Republic and abroad. Prior to joining MND, Mr. Baleka worked for Severomoravská energetika

    a.s., Pražská teplárenská a.s. and ČEZ.

  • Petr
    Kopečný

    Managing Director
    MND Drilling & Services a.s.
    Petr Kopečný

    Petr received a degree in Deep Drilling Technology from VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava, Faculty of Mining and Geology. Having joined MND and completed injunction training at a drilling

    rig in 1988, he held a number of technical positions. He began his career as a Drilling Engineer and later as a Chief Drilling Engineer. In 2006, Petr was promoted to the position

    of Drilling and Workover Division Director at MND DS.

  • Pavel
    Zbořil

    Managing Director
    MND Drilling Germany
    Pavel Zbořil

    As Finance Director, Pavel’s primary responsibilities include finance, accounting, taxes and controlling administration. He graduated from Masaryk University in Brno, Faculty of Economics and

    Administration, and from the Palacký University of Olomouc, Faculty of Mathematics and IT. After graduation, he pursued a career in the banking sector. Pavel has held the position

    of Finance Director for the past 11 years, 6 of which were spent at MND DS.

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Primary Focus of KKCG Oil & Gas

Our Companies

  • MND (Czech Republic)
  • MND Russia
  • MND E & P Germany
  • MND Ukraine
  • MND Georgia
  • MND Drilling & Services
  • MND Drilling Germany
  • LP Drilling Italy
  • MND Gas Storage
  • Moravia Gas Storage
  • MND Gas Storage Germany
  • MND Samara Holding
  • VEMEX
  • US METHANOL

MND (Czech Republic)

  • Holder of 5 exploration licenses extending over an area of 2,838 km2
  • Operator of 77 exploitation areas in the Czech Republic
  • Total annual production: approx. 280 thousand cmoe, 100 mil. m3 of which is natural gas
  • A gas trading license holder and provider of structured gas supplies and short-term flexibility services
  • Ranks among the most active gas traders in the Czech market
  • Gas and electricity supplier to households and businesses
  • Active also in German, Austrian and Dutch markets. Trades in gas, flexibility and gas storage capacity
  • Holder of the ČSN EN ISO 14001 Environmental Management System Certificate and the ČSN OHSAS 18001 Health and Safety Management Certificate
  • For more information about MND visit www.mnd.eu

MND Russia

  • Established in 2013
  • Engaged in exploration, drilling and production
  • Owner of two oil companies in the Russian Federation. OOO Belisar, a full subsidiary of MND Russia, acquired a license in an auction to a portion of the Kalininskoe field, Saratov
  • MND Russia has recently acquired a 100% stake in the Saratovneftedobycha company, thereby gaining access to the second half of the Kalininskoe field
  • Recoverable oil reserves owned by MND Russia are estimated at 11 million barrels
  • For more information about MND Russia visit www.mnd.eu

MND E & P Germany

  • Established in 2013
  • Partner (70% share) and operator of exploration licence Altenheim, south-west Germany
  • For further information about MND E & P Germany visit www.mnd.eu

MND Ukraine

  • Established in 2014
  • Holder of a 80% stake in companies operating four license in Western Ukraine as part of a UNGI Group joint venture
  • MND Ukraine has acquired interests in four exploration licenses, namely Beregivska, Chajkovitska, Girska (Lviv region) and Grabivska (Ivano-Frankivsk region).
  • The company is in the process of finalizing official reserve calculations and upgrading two exploration licenses to production licenses
  • The company's medium-term plan is to produce 15 million m³ of gas and to boost daily production to 100 thousand m³
  • For more information about MND Ukraine visit www.mnd.eu

MND Georgia

  • Established in 2012
  • Holder a 50 percent stake in Ninotsminda Oil Company Limited, Nazvrevi Oil Company Limited and Martkopi Oil Company Limited, companies that own production and exploration licenses in Georgia.
  • Oil production is currently underway in the Ninotsminda field, with prospects of increased production in the near future
  • Operations in the Manavi and Noiro discoveries have recently been launched with intensive exploratory efforts
  • For more information about MND Georgia visit www.mnd.eu

MND Drilling & Services

  • The company aims to become one of the leading drilling contractors in the European market.
  • Company profile:
  • The largest drilling contractor in the Czech Republic engaged in the provision of highly specialized services at the highest professional level.
  • Experienced in foreign project management and operations outside of the Czech Republic
  • Provider of a complete spectrum of services ranging from oil, gas and geothermal exploration/production drilling and well workovers to the drilling and completion of underground gas storage wells.
  • The company provides:
  • Remedial operations and workovers on all types of wells
  • P&A, re-abandonment operations and revitalization of old or exhausted wells
  • Well-logging and wire-line survey operations
  • Perforations – small-scale blasting operations
  • Cementation of conductor, surface and production casing strings and cementation of isolation, P&A or deflection plugs
  • Manufacture of wellhead equipment and Christmas trees (up to 70 MPa) in accordance with API Spec. 6A
  • Since 1999, a member of the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC)
  • Holder of the ČSN EN ISO 9001 (2001) Quality System Certificate, the ČSN EN ISO 14001 (2003) Environmental Management System Certificate and the ČSN OHSAS 18001:2008 (2009) Health and Safety Management Certificate
  • For further information about MND Drilling & Services visit www.mnd-drilling.eu

MND Drilling Germany

  • In addition to conducting geothermal drilling and exploration operations, the company engages in oil and gas exploration, production and drilling as well as the development of underground gas storage facilities throughout Germany
  • For further information about MND Drilling Germany visit www.mnd-drilling.de

LP Drilling Italy

  • Established in 2007 with head office in Cortemaggiore, Piacenza
  • Provides drilling and exploration services for geothermal wells and for crude oil and natural gas exploration and production wells
  • Owns three modern drilling rigs capable of drilling wells up to 3,600 meters deep

MND Gas Storage

  • Developer and operator of underground gas storage facilities (UGS)
  • Owner and operator of Uhřice UGS consisting of two storage facilities (Uhřice storage facility - in operation since 2001 and Uhřice South facility - in operation since 2012)
  • Total storage capacity of Uhřice UGS: 280 mil. m³
  • Fully automated operation-control system
  • Highly flexible and readily reversible system
  • Guaranteed uninterrupted storage capacity
  • For further information about MND Gas Storage visit www.gasstorage.cz

Moravia Gas Storage

  • The company is building a state-of-the-art underground gas storage facility in Dambořice, South Moravia
  • Operation scheduled to begin in 2016
  • A joint venture of the MND Group and Gazprom 
  • For more information about the project visit www.moraviags.cz

MND Gas Storage Germany

  • Established in 2014
  • The company focuses on the development of underground gas storage facilities in Germany
  • Operation of the UGS is scheduled to begin in 2016 with the total storage capacity of 215 mil. m3.

MND Samara Holding

  • Since 2011, owner and operator of a crude oil receiving terminal in the Samarian region of the Russian Federation
  • The terminal is integrated with the Druzhba oil pipeline (Transneft) with an annual capacity of 3 million tons
  • Connected to the Samara – Moscow arterial railway with an annual capacity of 2 million tons and to the Russia's highway network via the M5, Samara – Moscow, highway
  • Utilizes a dock on the Volga River with an annual loading capacity of 2 million tons, available from April to November
  • For more information about MND Samara visit www.mnd.eu

VEMEX

  • A leading supplier of natural gas to the Czech Republic
  • Gas provider to major Czech consumers
  • A dynamic business employing qualified professionals
  • MND Group holds a 16.86 percent stake in Vemex s.r.o.
  • The company's major shareholder is Gazprom.
  • For more information about VEMEX visit www.vemex.cz

US METHANOL

  • Established in 2016, the company has its head office in Charleston, West Virginia.
  • US Methanol will own and operate medium-sized methanol plants where daily production will initially amount to 450 to 500 tons.
  • Production at the first facility will begin in the second half of 2017.