Russia’s Gazprom Neft will work with the world’s largest oil producer Saudi Aramco in hard-to-recover oil production and on a technology known as hydraulic fracturing, Gazprom Neft chief Alexander Dyukov said on Wednesday.
Earlier this month, both companies signed an agreement on technological cooperation during the recent state visit to Russia by Saudi King Salman.
Dyukov said that the companies had pinpointed six spheres of cooperation, such as equipment localization, to boost oil production and exploration. “We have to find the format of cooperation,... financing of the work,” Dyukov said.
Gazprom Neft, the oil arm of gas giant Gazprom, is the fastest growing oil producer in Russia in terms of output. It is keen on production of hard-to-recover oil, a new source of crude output in the country.
Dyukov also told reporters that Gazprom Neft expects its borrowings to rise to at least between 200 billion roubles and 3.5 billion-$3.7 billion (210 billion roubles) next year without possible new funds for Messoyakha greenfield.
“There could be additional borrowings, we have been in talks with the banks,” he said.
This year’s borrowings are set at 77 billion roubles.
Russia’s Gazprom posts lower-than-expected quarterly lossRussia’s gas giant Gazprom announced a loss for the third quarter of 2015, citing ... Energy
Saudi Aramco expands in India to tap rising demandSaudi Aramco launched a new Indian venture near New Delhi, a government statement ... Energy
Russia’s Litasco oil trader to explore areas of cooperation with Saudi AramcoRussia’s Litasco oil trader has signed a memorandum with Saudi Aramco to ... Energy
Saudi Aramco uses new technology to re-explore vast Empty QuarterOil giant Saudi Aramco is using new technology to re-explore areas of the vast ... Energy