Shell signed an asset swap deal with Russia's gas monopoly Gazprom on Thursday
Royal Dutch/Shell signed an asset swap deal with Russia?s gas monopoly Gazprom on Thursday, under which the Anglo-Dutch concern will give up part of one of its most valuable oil and gas projects.
Gazprom will acquire up to 25 percent stake in Sakhalin-2, the world's largest liquefied natural gas project, while Shell will obtain a 50 percent stake in the Zapolyarnoye Neocomian field.
The difference in value will be compensated for through a package of cash and other assets. The deal is scheduled to be finalized in 2006.