ROSNEFT IN BRAZIL
Rosneft Brasil (Rosneft subsidiary) and PetroRio received approval by the Brazilian National Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels Agency (ANP) for the Rosneft Brasil transaction to acquire additional 55% in the Solimoes project. Under the agreement the final completion date of the purchase and transaction shall be agreed between PetroRio and Rosneft Brasil and is expect to occur within 30 days.
The finalization of the transaction will lead to Rosneft Brasil receiving 100% control and full operatorship in the Solimões project to the company.
The Solimões project establishes Rosneft in Brazil, a country with major upstream growth opportunities and synergies with Rosneft operations in Venezuela.
Rosneft has a vast experience in managing remote drilling and seismic operations, which the company will implement in the realization of the Solimões project. Post exploration Rosneft expects to use its expertise in onshore production of oil and gas.
Rosneft Brasil (100% owned Rosneft subsidiary) and PetroRio (the new brand of HRT Participações em Petróleo S.A.) signed the transaction that will lead to Rosneft Brasil acquisition of PetroRio's 55% in the Solimões project.
The Solimões blocks cover an area of approximately 41 500 sq. km. The project includes 16 license blocks.
Blocks contain 11 discovered accumulations of hydrocarbons, which have been evaluated by D&M resulting in an estimate of 717 million BOE of 3C contingent resources (of which 95% is natural gas) and prospective oil resources 1005 MMbbl and prospective gas resources 800 million BOE
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