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NOVATEK Signed MOU with Saudi Aramco

Moscow, 19 February 2018. PAO NOVATEK (“NOVATEK” and/or the “Company”) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Saudi Aramco, the Saudi Arabian National Oil Company.

According to the MOU, the parties agreed to collaborate internationally on natural gas projects, including LNG supplies, development of LNG markets, gas exploration and production projects, as well as research and technology development.

NOVATEK’s Chairman of Management Board Leonid Mikhelson noted: "We see a wide array of exciting and mutually beneficial energy opportunities to cooperate with Saudi Arabia. Our company owns one of the world’s largest high-quality, low-cost conventional gas reserve base and has gained unique and valuable experience of developing LNG-projects in the Russian Arctic area. NOVATEK’s strategy envisages rapidly growing our LNG production and attracting international partners, and, accordingly, we welcome the interest of such a globally important company as Saudi Aramco to jointly collaborate with us in gas markets.”


PAO NOVATEK is the largest independent natural gas producer in Russia, and in 2017, entered the global LNG market by successfully launching the Yamal LNG project. Founded in 1994, the Company is engaged in the exploration, production, processing and marketing of natural gas and liquid hydrocarbons. The Company’s upstream activities are concentrated mainly in the prolific Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Region, which is the world’s largest natural gas producing area and accounts for approximately 80% of Russia’s natural gas production and approximately 15% of the world’s gas production. NOVATEK is a public joint stock company established under the laws of the Russian Federation. The Company’s shares are listed in Russia on Moscow Exchange (MOEX) and the London Stock Exchange (LSE) under the ticker symbol “NVTK”.