20 Jun 2024 11:44

Rosneft appoints new head of Bashneft

MOSCOW. June 20 (Interfax) - Rosneft has replaced the head of Bashneft , giving the position to Vladimir Chernov on June 19 instead of Andrey Lazeev, the Unified State Register of Legal Entities shows.

Lazeev has led Bashneft since May 2022. He has been at Rosneft for over ten years, holding the positions of vice president and chief geologist of the company.

Chernov, now first vice president of Rosneft, has also been general director of Vostok Oil and Vankorneft (the operator of the Vankor project, which became part of Vostok Oil) since 2020.

Earlier it was reported that Rosneft had changed the management of its subsidiaries RN-Vankor (operator of Vostok Oil) and NGH-Nedra (part of Taimyrneftegaz, owner of the Payakhskoye field, also part of Vostok Oil). Instead of Chernov, Lazeev became general director of these enterprises on June 17.

Rosneft's flagship project, Vostok Oil, involves the development of oil fields in Taimyr. The resource base of the project is 6.5 billion tonnes of premium low-sulfur oil. It includes 52 license areas in the north of the Krasnoyarsk Territory and the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, where 13 oil and gas fields are located, including the fields of the Vankor and Payakh clusters.

Rosneft was planning to start shipping oil from Vostok Oil along the Northern Sea Route in 2024.