Rosneft and the partners are going to invest $14bn in the shelf prospecting at the first stage, the company informed.
The realization of the large volume of seismic works was prompted by the cooperation with ExxonMobil, Statoil, ENI.
On Jan. 1, 2014 Rosneft held 46 licenses on the prospecting and extraction of oil/gas on the shelf covering 45bn ton in reserves.
In 2014 the drilling should be started.
Rosneft (TIN 7706107510) is the largest oil company in Russia. It has 17.618bn barrel of the crude in reserves. The 2011-output reached 2.586mln barrel/day (2.6% in rise).
The share capital is worth 105.981mln rub. split in 10598177810 common stocks of 0.01 rub. par. The major holder is Rosneftegaz (75.16%).
The 9-month 2013-net profit added 46% (IAS) to gain 417bn rub. from 285bn rub. The revenues rose 47% to gain 3.344tril rub. from 2.268tril rub.; EBITDA - 52% tо 674bn rub. from 445bn rub.
The 9-month net profit rallied down (RAS) 4.2 fold to 55.578bn rub. from 235.282bn rub. prior year period; revenues moved up 28% to 2.47tril rub. from 1.926bn rub.; gross profit - 12% to 1.089tril rub. from 972.327bn rub