Gazprom and Lukoil discuss implementation of General Agreement on Strategic Partnership

A working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Vagit Alekperov, President of LUKOIL, took place today in Moscow.

The parties talked over their ongoing and future cooperation under the General Agreement on Strategic Partnership, paying special attention to the project for the development of the Vaneyvisskoye and Layavozhskoye fields. It was stated that preparations for setting up the joint venture are well on track.

Alexey Miller and Vagit Alekperov also looked at other issues relating to their cooperation in the gas sector.

Background

Gazprom and LUKOIL are bound by the 2014–2024 General Agreement on Strategic Partnership, pursuant to which, among other things, LUKOIL supplies gas into Gazprom’s gas transmission system.

In October 2015, Gazprom’s Sosnogorsk GPP started to receive associated petroleum gas from the northern group of fields developed by LUKOIL-Komi. Prior to the start of those deliveries, Gazprom and LUKOIL implemented a joint project for rearranging the gas supply scheme within the Pechora industrial cluster.

In May 2018, Gazprom and LUKOIL signed the Agreement stating the intention of the parties to jointly develop the Vaneyvisskoye and Layavozhskoye fields in the Nenets Autonomous Area. The document outlines the general terms and procedure for setting up a joint venture on a parity basis to carry out the project.