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Rosneft Brasil Gears Up for the Commencing of Operations in the Solimoes Basin

24 November 2016

Rosneft Brasil (100% owned Rosneft subsidiary) and Queiroz Galvão Óleo e Gás signed an agreement to charter an onshore drilling rig and associated rig services. Schlumberger, in association with Queiroz Galvão Óleo e Gás, will provide Integrated Project Management (IPM) services for the drilling operations in the Solimoes Basin as part of Rosneft Brasil's exploration program in the Amazon region. 

The drilling, scheduled to commence on January 9, 2017, marks the start of the active phase of Rosneft Brasil’s exploration operations within the Solimoes project. Rosneft Brasil is planning to drill at least 2 wells within the upcoming drilling campaign with the scope of obtaining valuable geological information and confirming the exploration potential and hydrocarbon resources.

The Solimões project establishes Rosneft as an operator in Brazil, a country with major upstream growth opportunities both onshore and offshore. Rosneft also continues to evaluate gas monetization options for the Solimoes Project.

Notes for editors:

The Solimões blocks cover an area of approximately 37 000 sq. km. The project includes 18 license blocks.

Blocks contain 11 discovered accumulations of hydrocarbons, which have been evaluated by D&M resulting in an estimate of 666 million BOE of 3C contingent resources (of which 95% is natural gas) and prospective oil resources 371 MMbbl and prospective gas resources 1206 million BOE.

In July 2014 Rosneft Brasil and Petrobras signed a Memorandum of Understanding that envisaged the detailed analysis of options for monetization of gas held in the Solimões basin, creation of a joint Work Group and preparation of a roadmap for progressing the study. The studies have been completed and Rosneft Brasil is working with stakeholders in the Amazon Region to progress the priority monetization options. 

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November 24, 2016

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