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  • Rosneft To Acquire A Share in the Biggest Gas Field in the Mediterranean Sea
    édité le 13/12/2016 - Plus de news de "Rosneft" - Voir la fiche entreprise de "Rosneft"

Rosneft To Acquire A Share in the Biggest Gas Field in the Mediterranean Sea
Within his working visit to Cairo Rosneft Chief executive officer Igor Sechin was hosted by the President of Egypt Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. Igor Sechin passed along to the Egyptian leader the message from the President of the Russia Vladimir Putin. Sechin and el-Sisi discussed the cooperation between Rosneft and its Egyptian partners and the implementation of joint energy related projects.

The Head of Rosneft informed the President of Egypt about the reached agreement for the Rosneft acquisition of up to 35% in the concession agreement for the development of the Zohr gas field and of a 15% share in the project’s operator – the parity joint venture between Eni and EGAS – Petroshoruk.

Rosneft’s Board of directors approved the Company’s joining the project. The price of the stake to be purchased is USD 1.125 bln. Moreover Rosneft will reimburse Eni USD 450 mln as its 2016 historical expenses. Overall Rosneft investments in the project will amount USD 4.5 bln in a timeframe of 4 years. Rosneft joins the development of the biggest Egyptian hydrocarbon field together with world majors – its long-standing partners Eni and BP.

After the closing of the deals between Rosneft, Eni and BP the shareholder’s structure of the concession agreement might be formed as follows: Eni – 50%, Rosneft – up to 35%, BP – up to 15%.

Igor Sechin also informed Abdel Fattah el-Sisi about the cooperation in the area of oil products, LPG and LNG. The parties also discussed Rosneft’s potential participation in new projects in Egypt. The Egyptian leader expressed his content about the development of the cooperation and supported the Company in all of the discussed projects.

After the event Rosneft Chief executive officer Igor Sechin said: “Rosneft participation in the Zohr field, developed jointly by our international partners – is a logical step in the development of our cooperation in Egypt and boosting of the positions of the Company at markets on the rise”.


In June 2016 Rosneft and Eni signed within the XX St. Petersburg International Economic Forum a Heads of agreement for cooperation, envisaging, among other things, the partnership in the upstream area.

In August 2015 Rosneft and EGAS signed a Master agreement for gas supplies to the Egyptian company.

In April 2012 Rosneft and Eni signed an Agreement on the integrated cooperation in accordance to which joint development of the blocks in the Black and Barents seas is envisaged as well as Rosneft participation in Eni’s project overseas.

About Rosneft

Rosneft is the leader of Russia’s petroleum industry and the world’s largest public oil and gas company by liquid hydrocarbon production and reserves. The Company’s core operations are in hydrocarbon exploration and appraisal, production of oil, gas and gas condensate, offshore developments, refining, marketing of oil, gas and oil products inside and outside Russia, and investment activity.

Rosneft’s exploration and production geography spans across all key oil and gas provinces in Russia, namely Western Siberia, Southern and Central Russia, Timano-Pechora, Eastern Siberia and the Far East. The Company also implements projects in Kazakhstan, Algeria, Venezuela, Brazil, Vietnam, the UAE, Canada, and in the Gulf of Mexico. Offshore projects, including in the Arctic, take a special place in Rosneft’s portfolio. Rosneft has joined forces with ExxonMobil, Eni and Statoil to develop Russia’s offshore resources.

About ENI

Eni is an integrated company that operates across the entire energy chain, employing some 78,000 people in 90 countries around the world. Scientific research and technological innovation are at the heart of its strategies for sustainable development.
Eni’s excellent portfolio of conventional oil assets with competitive costs and the strong resource base with options for anticipated monetization ensure a robust value generation at Eni’s upstream activity. The vertical integration provided by the large presence in the gas and lng markets, and the know-how in refining and chemical sectors enable the company to capture synergies and catch joint opportunities and projects in the marketplace.

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