OVL, PetroVietnam ink pact to explore blocks in Vietnam

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By Sarkaritel September 17, 2014 09:54

OVL, PetroVietnam ink pact to explore blocks in Vietnam


New Delhi, Sep 17  The foreign arm of state-run explorer Oil and Natural Gas Corp, ONGC Videsh (OVL) Tuesday said it has signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) with PetroVietnam to explore oil and gas in offshore Vietnam.

The LoI provides for the expansion of exploration activities by OVL in Vietnam by considering participation in two-three additional blocks subject to technical and commercial viability and requisite approvals, ONGC said in a statement here.

“In turn, PetroVietnam may consider participation in some of the exploration blocks of ONGC Videsh on mutually agreeable terms subject to due diligence,” it added.

OVL went into Vietnam as early as 1988, when it bagged an exploration licence for Block 06.1, the company said.

It got two exploration blocks – Block 127 and Block 128 – in 2006. However, Block 127 was handed over after completing the work programme, while Block 128 is currently under exploration, the statement added.

Sarkaritel
By Sarkaritel September 17, 2014 09:54