|2019-09-11 來源： 中國石化新聞網|
中國石化新聞網訊 據離岸工程9月9日報道，石油巨頭埃克森美孚（exxonmobil）已與var energi簽署排他性協議，就出售埃克森美孚挪威上游資產的可能性進行談判。
Var Energi是去年通過將埃尼集團在挪威的資產與挪威石油公司Point Resources合并而成立的，此前該公司曾表示，其目標是在20世紀20年代初將凈產出提高至25萬桶油當量/天。
王佳晶 摘譯自 離岸工程
Exxon Discussing Norway Asses Sale with Var Energi
Oil major ExxonMobil said on Friday it had signed an exclusivity agreement with Var Energi for negotiations regarding a possible sale of Exxon's Norwegian upstream assets.
An acquisition of Exxon's production assets in Norway would cement Var Energi's position as the second largest petroleum producer in Norway after Equinor, excluding state-owned Petoro, which manages government stakes in offshore licenses.
Reuters reported on Sept. 5 that Exxon had agreed to sell its stakes in around 20 partner-operated fields, two years after selling its operated assets.
Exxon confirmed the exclusive talks to Reuters on Friday and said that a final sales agreement has yet to be signed.
In 2018, Exxon's net production from fields off Norway was 158,000 barrels of oil equivalents per day (boepd), data from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate showed.
Var Energi, almost 70% owned by Eni, produced net 169,000 boepd from five operated and 14 partner-operated fields last year, the company has said.
Var, which was established last year by merging Eni's assets in Norway with Norwegian oil firm Point Resources, has previously said it aimed to boost its net output to 250,000 boepd in the early 2020s.
Exxon is also considering selling its assets in the British North Sea after more than 50 years, industry sources told Reuters last month.
The oil major has been focusing more in recent years to growing its onshore U.S. shale production, especially in the Permian basin, as well as developing large oil discoveries in Guyana.