Moscow, July 22 - Neftegaz.RU.
NOVATEK today announced the closing of the sale of participation interests
in Arctic LNG 2 Project to wholly owned subsidiary of China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), wholly owned subsidiary of CNOOC, and the consortium of Mitsui and Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (Japan Arctic LNG).
“We now have formed the structure of the Project’s participants by successfully closing the sale of interests in Arctic LNG 2,” noted Leonid Mikhelson, NOVATEK’s CEO.
“The target level of NOVATEK’s participation has been reached, allowing us to make the final investment
decision and optimally use the Company's cash flow to finance our new projects”, he added.
The Arctic LNG 2 project envisages constructing 3 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. The Project participants include NOVATEK (60%), Total (10%), CNPC (10%), CNOOC (10%) and the Japan Arctic LNG (10%).