Osaka, July 1 - Neftegaz.RU.
On June 29, in the presence of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin, and the Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe, NOVATEK and the consortium of Mitsui and Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC) signed the Sales and Purchase Agreement to purchase a 10% participation interest
in the Arctic LNG 2 project.
The participation in the Project also provides for the long-term LNG offtake of approximately 2 million tons per annum by the Japanese partners. The Agreement will close in the nearest future subject to regulatory approvals.
“We welcome the consortium of Mitsui and JOGMEC as partners in our Arctic LNG 2
project,” noted Leonid Mikhelson, NOVATEK’s Chairman of the Management Board.
“Japan has 50 years of experience with importing LNG and is one of the largest LNG consuming countries. Moreover, Japanese companies have extensive experience in implementing LNG projects as well as marketing LNG around the world. The entry of Japanese
partners into Arctic LNG 2 will contribute to its successful implementation”, Mikhelson said.
The Arctic LNG 2 project envisages constructing three LNG trains at 6.6 million tons per annum each, using gravity-based structure (GBS) platforms. The Project is based on the hydrocarbon resources of the Utrenneye field.
As of 31 December 2018, the Utrenneye field’s 2P reserves under PRMS totaled 1,138 billion cu m of natural gas and 57 million tons of liquids. Under the Russian classification reserves totaled 1,978 billion cu m of natural gas and 105 million tons of liquids. Arctic LNG 2 owns an LNG export license.