Vietnam-Russia oil and gas joint venture Vietsovpetro has exceeded the production and financial targets for 2021 with profits for both sides was 282.5 million, or 73.2 percent higher than the set plan.
According to Vietsovpetro, despite facing numerous difficulties, including the fluctuations in oil prices and negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has still completed its assigned tasks thanks to the adoption of flexible measures and effective support from Vietnam Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam) and Zarubeznheft Group.
Mr. Bondarenko Viacheslav Aleksandrovich, First Deputy General Director of Vietsovpetro, said in 2021 the joint venture finished construction of six oil wells and increase its output by 8.8 percent compared to the yearly plan.
Regarding oil and gas exploitation, the company’s total oil production reached the target 19 days earlier while natural gas production was also completed its target one month ahead of the schedule.
Ending 2021, Vietsovpetro’s oil output exceeded 3.16 million tonnes and natural gas output reached 82.3 million cu.m, surpassing the yearly targets by 5.5 percent and 7.4 percent, respectively. Its oil and gas sales hit over 1.68 billion USD while profits totaled 282.5 million USD, 49 percent and 73.2 percent, respectively, higher than the set targets.
Mr. Nguyen Quynh Lam, General Director of Vietsovpetro, said the joint venture aims to exploit over 2.9 million tonnes of oil equivalent and 65.4 million cu.m of natural gas in 2022. It also targets to generate more than 1.3 billion USD in revenue from oil sales and nearly 190 million USD in profits while contributing 679 million USD to the State budget in 2022.
The director general said Vietsovpetro will take the initiative in carrying out a number of solutions to fulfill the above-mentioned target as well as make efforts in completing development goals for the following years.