Rosneft president sees $12bln synergies in takeover of TNK-BP
The integration of TNK-BP into the world’s largest public oil company Rosneft has been completed, Igor Sechin says. Now the united company will have 39% of Russian oil production, 31% in refining, and 45% of the trade. Rosneft also plans to sharply increase the annual production of natural gas, bringing it up to 100 billion cubic meters a year by 2020. The company produced about 16 billion cubic meters of gas in 2012, RBC reports.
The head of Rosneft says the company plans to focus on the
development of its offshore projects. It has won 14 licenses for
offshore field development in 2013. Rosneft currently holds
46 licenses for offshore deposits worth 41.2bn tons of oil
Rosneft agreed to buy all of TNK-BP in October last year.
Transactions with shareholders in the joint venture, Britain's BP
and a consortium of Russian shareholders AAR, were completed in
March 2013. The TNK-BP acquisition was a record deal in Russian
business, estimated at about $60bn. TNK-BP integration has made
Rosneft the world's largest public oil and gas company, that
increased its proved reserves by 25.6 percent and boost
production by 68 per cent, Sechin is reported as saying. Rosneft
current market capitalization is about $70bn, according to