CNOOC Limited (NYSE: CEO, TSX: CNU) announced that the Company and CEPR Limited（“CEPR”）, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, entered into a Share Purchase Agreement with Joint Stock Company Novatek (“JSC Novatek”) and Ekropromstroy Limited Liability Company（“Ekropromstroy”）, a wholly-owned subsidiary of JSC Novatek, pursuant to which, CEPR shall acquire 10% equity interest in Arctic LNG 2 LLC held by Ekropromstroy (the “Acquisition”).
Pursuant to the Share Purchase Agreement, completion of the acquisition is conditional upon the approval of relevant government authorities of China and Russia and satisfaction of certain other conditions. The acquisition is expected to complete in the near future.
JSC Novatek is principally engaged in the exploration, production, processing and marketing of natural gas and liquid hydrocarbons and has more than 20 years of operational experience in the Russian oil and natural gas sector.
Arctic LNG 2 LLC is a limited company incorporated in the Russian Federation engaging in the Arctic LNG 2 Project, the second large onshore conventional natural gas project led by JSC Novatek on the Gydan Peninsula in Russia, which contains the development and production of Utrenneye gas field and the construction and operation of three liquefied natural gas trains.
Arctic LNG 2 LLC holds the liquefied natural gas licence that grants an exclusive right to export liquefied natural gas produced from gas extracted from the Utrenneye gas field.