Gazprom poised to snap up Siberian gas field
The current licence holder, TNK-BP, expects the sale to be completed by the end of April.
The deadline for the Kovykta deal was put back several times for technical reasons.
TNK-BP's management made it clear on Thursday that none of its shareholders were in talks to sell out the company – a joint Russo-British venture.
The field’s reserves are estimated at 2 trillion cubic metres of natural gas, 2.3 billion cubic metres of helium and 115 million metric tons of gas condensate.
Meanwhile, Gazprom has announced it is issuing a 1.5 billion dollar Eurobond to finance the company’s development and the restructuring of its short-term debt.