Rosneft Chairman Igor Sechin and PetroVietnam CEO Nguyen Vu Truong Son at the control center of the HAKURYU-5 drilling rig. (Photo: PetroVietnam)
Chairman Igor Sechin and PetroVietnam
CEO Nguyen Vu Truong Son on March 14 visited a gas drilling platform and an exploration well located offshore Vietnam as the two countries are strengthening cooperation in the energy industry.
Rosneft Vietnam B.V., a subsidiary of Russian state-owned oil company Rosneft, last week started drilling exploration well in in Bloc 6.1. where Rosneft Vietnam B.V. owns 35% of the project and is the operator, India's ONGC 45% and PetroVietnam 20%.
The Russian energy firm will drill another exploration well in Block 05.3/11 also in the Nam Con Son basin. It also plans to shoot broadband 3D seismic of its existing Block 6.1 operatorship later this year to enhance ongoing production recovery and explore potential in deeper prospects.
“The implementation of projects in Vietnam is one of the priorities of Rosneft’s international strategy. The development of offshore fields in one of the most dynamically growing Asia-Pacific region country is a remarkable example of high-tech cooperation with our partners - PetroVietnam and ONGC,” said Igor Sechin during his visit to the drilling rig.
At a meeting with Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang
in 2014, Mr. Sechin said that his company would invest in a number of projects in Vietnam, including the Nhon Hoi oil refinery in the central province of Binh Dinh.