Gazprom and Uzbekistan discuss joint projects


Background

Gazprom’s main partner in Uzbekistan is Uzbekneftegaz, specializing in the exploration, production, processing, transport, storage and marketing of oil and gas.

In 2017, Gazprom and Uzbekneftegaz signed the strategic cooperation agreement.

In May 2018, the companies signed Complementary Agreement No.2 to the production sharing agreement for the follow-up development of the Shakhpakhty field. According to the document, the parties will continue to produce gas until 2024.

Gazprom’s interests in Uzbekistan are represented by Gazprom EP International BV, a specialized Gazprom vehicle aimed at implementing hydrocarbon prospecting, exploration and development projects outside of Russia. In October 2018, Gazprom EP International and the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Uzbekistan signed the production sharing agreement for the Dzhel natural gas field.

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