Rosneft’s President and Chairman of the Management Board, Igor Sechin, and Eni’s CEO, Paolo Scaroni, in the presence of the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, have signed, at the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum, a Completion Deed relating to the agreements for the joint development by the two companies of exploration activities in the Russian Barents Sea (Fedynsky block and Central Barents block) and Black Sea (Western Chernomorsky block).
The projects are part of the wider cooperation between Eni and Rosneft sanctioned under the Strategic Cooperation Agreement entered into by the parties on April 25, 2012, which provides for joint development of the Russian offshore blocks, technological and staff exchange and Rosneft’s participation in Eni’s international projects.
Eni and Rosneft formed three Joint Venture companies to operate the Russian offshore projects, with Rosneft holding a 66.67% stake and Eni holding the remaining 33.33% stake.
Eni undertakes to provide full carry-based funding, under the conditions provided in the existing agreements, to perform license obligations for oil and gas exploration. Besides, Eni will compensate Rosneft for 33.33% of expenses on acquisition of licenses.