Major oil organizations in Europe to expand interaction with Russian partners, despite the desire of Brussels to continue the policy of sanctions, informs.
according to the publication, the British Firm BP in a few days wants to buy Rosneft 20% stake in OOO TAAS-yuriakh Neftegazodobycha. The amount of the contract could reach $700 million, reports the FT. Not so long ago the head of BP Bob Dudley said the Company would " explore additional opportunities for investment in the Russian Federation.
Italian ENI and Norwegian Statoil has received approval from the EU on the continuation of joint projects with Rosneft that has incorporated technology transfer. Statoil, according to the FT, plans this summer to drill two wells in the North-Komsomolsk field. ENI May continue to work in the Black sea, suggested the source.
The Shell group will continue to work with "Gazprom Oil" in company " Salym petroleum and received approval for other projects, writes the FT.
punishment of the EU, allowing for interaction on signed contracts before, allowed European companies even make wider their activity in the Russian Federation. American organizations do not have this freedom: Washington has blocked all joint projects on production of deepwater, Arctic and shale oil.
"Gradually, the American organization will be at a great disadvantage, because the punishment of the EU are not retroactive, as opposed to sanctions of the USA," said an analyst at the Oxford Institute for energy studies James Henderson.
Western countries since March 2014 several times already imposed penalties because Russia's position on Ukraine. The last case of the use of such practices were the limits imposed in March 2015, when expanded sanctions List of the USA. In addition, the summit "the Big seven" in Bavaria it was decided to extend the punishment against Russia, and the United States considering the introduction of a new.
The list of Russian citizens and organizations who have fallen under the punishment - in the material of the Fins news