Venezuela signs new oil cooperation agreements with Russia
Two memoranda of understanding were initialed. The first one aims at the development of offshore oil projects in the Gulf of Paria, whereas the second one involves development of offshore gas areas in Río Caribe and Mejillones
Tuesday January 29, 2013 05:23 PM
Rafael Ramírez, the president of Venezuela's state-run oil company Pdvsa, said new energy cooperation agreements have been entered into by Venezuelan and Russia.
After a meeting with Russian state-run company Rosneft, two memoranda of understanding were signed. The first one aims at the development of offshore oil projects in the Gulf of Paria (northeast Venezuela), whereas the second one intends to develop offshore gas areas in Río Caribe and Mejillones, northeast.
An additional instrument was initialed for the construction of joint ventures in the area of services. The agreement includes a drills supply agreement across the country.
Following a wave of nationalizations carried out by the late President Hugo Chavez between 2007 and 2012, Venezuela has become the second most frequent respondent to investment treaty arbitration in the world (38 cases in total), after Argentina.