Gazprom Neft and Jogmec (Japan) have signed a memorandum of understanding on the issues of cooperation in the projects of geological exploration and extraction of hydrocarbons in Russia.
According to the reached agreements, the companies will expand cooperation in the issues of improving of oil extraction technologies, and will discuss joint programs of personnel training.
Gazprom Neft successfully cooperates with Jogmec since 2012. Within that time the companies have made a significant progress in the perfection of the system of cooperation and information exchange. Developing the previously signed agreement, the parties will go on joint work by the wide range of projects.
Gazpromneft and Chinese CEFC China Energy Company are about to hold negotiations on joint operation at the Tympuchikanskoye, Vakunaiskoye and Ignyalinskoye licensed sites, part of Chonsky project. They say in Gazprom that the memorandum, signed by the companies, does not oblige them and limit their right to develop cooperation with the third parties.
Japanese companies are interested in participation in the “Yamal LNG” project. They are about to acquire a share in the company,a high-ranking representative of the Japanese company Japan Oil, Gas and Metals (JOGMEC) asserted.
“The Japanese company shows interest in the acquisition of a share in Jamal LNG,” he said, answering the question if the Japanese business considers a possibility of purchase of 9% stock from NOVATEK.
In 2016, Gazpromneft plans to launch fields of the Chona group in Eastern Siberia, the company’s Head Alexander Dukov reported at the annual meeting of shareholders.
Dukov recalled that in 2012 Gazpromneft independently launched the Tympuchikansk site of Chona. As for the Ignyalinsk fields, the cooperation with Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC) takes place.
Rosneft has decided to cooperate with the Japanese on the shelf of Magadan and East Siberia after a conflict with its Chinese partners. According to the local media, the Russian oil company will give up to 49% to a consortium of Japanese investors in the JV on exploration and development. The Inpex Corp., Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corp. (JOGMEC) and oil traders might join the consortium.