ROSNEFT SOLD 15%
Rosneft Oill Company and ONGC Videsh Limited have closed the transaction of selling 15% shares in Vankorneft JSC to an Indian company. This transaction shows that the project portfolio of Rosneft Oil Company can be re-evaluated more than twice.
Base price of the transaction is USD 1.27 billion (about 83 billion RUB).
The closed transaction is symbolic for both the companies and marks transition to a new level of cooperation in the Russian-Indian relations in sphere of energy. ONGC gets substantial interest and relevant rights in one of the biggest large-scale projects of Rosneft of the last decade, whereas Rosneft retains major shares in the project and will operate on the field through the operator company RN-Vankor.
The achieved evaluation of Vankor Project is USD 3.4 per barrel of hydrocarbon reserves (in terms of 2P category using PRMS method) and reflects high potential of the project's resource base. With account for the achieved evaluation coefficients, the design value of hydrocarbon reserves of Rosneft exceeds current market capitalization of the Company more than twice.
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