China National Oil and Gas Exploration and Development Co. (CNODC) has signed a binding agreement with Russia’s Novatek to buy a 10% stake in the Arctic LNG 2 project, Novatek said on April 25.
CNODC is a subsidiary of China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC).
“The agreement is an important milestone in our Arctic LNG 2 project implementation as well as a continuation of our successful cooperation with CNPC,” Novatek's CEO Leonid Mikhelson said in a statement.
Former Enron Corp. CEO Jeffrey Skilling has been holding meetings, hoping to win backing for a new energy venture, the Wall Street Journal reported citing unnamed sources.
Wilks Brothers, led by oil billionaires Dan and Farris Wilks, has been acquiring stakes in hard-hit U.S. service firms, previously making two bids for Calfrac's U.S. operations that were rejected.
Schlumberger has spent billions of dollars to take over managing customers' oil fields, in some cases becoming an investor in the fields, while seeking to profit from increased oil production.