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Paris-La Défense, July 22, 2003

Lukoil and Technip create a joint venture company in Russia

Lukoil and Technip, through their respective affiliates Lukoil-Neftegazstroy and Technip Germany, have signed an agreement in Moscow, on July 22, 2003, to create a 50/50 joint venture company for the development and realisation of projects related to oil and gas production, gas processing, refining and petrochemicals in Russia, as well as CIS and other countries.

The joint-venture will have the exclusive right to bid on contracts designated by both parties as projects they wish to pursue together in Russia and, from time to time, in other countries as well. The scope of cooperation includes all onshore projects other than drilling activities.

Taking advantage of the complementary capabilities and experiences of both parties, this new joint venture company will be in a position to provide highly effective and competitive engineering, procurement and construction services for project execution to various clients in the Russian oil and gas industry.

Daniel Valot, Chairman and CEO of Technip, commented: “The signature of this partnership agreement with a major Russian construction player bodes well for the growth of our activities in a country where we have 40 years of experience and which has a huge potential for further oil and gas development.”

Serik Rakhmetov, Chairman of LUKoil-Neftegazstroy and LUKoil management Board member, stated: “Technip being one of the best engineering groups in the world, we are convinced that our joint venture will add significant value to projects and to our joint benefits in the market.”


With a workforce of about 19,000 persons, Technip ranks among the top five corporations in the field of oil, gas and petrochemical engineering, construction and services. Headquartered in Paris, the Group is listed in New York and Paris. The Group’s main engineering and business centers are located in France, Italy, Germany, the UK, Norway, Finland, the Netherlands, the United States, Brazil, Abu-Dhabi, China, India, Malaysia and Australia. The Group has high-quality industrial and construction facilities in France, Brazil, the UK, the USA, and Finland as well as a world-class fleet of offshore construction vessels.

PSC "LUKoil-Nephtegazstroy" integrates more than 35,000 specialists, Company has the potential to carry out all types of activities, from designing to “Turn-key” commissioning of projects, as well as reconstruction, regular and capital maintenance of commissioned and active projects and their after-construction service. Each Company subdivision has its own production facilities for manufacturing and assembling blocks and units for construction-and erection structures. Now PSC "LUKoil-Nephtegazstroy" has more than 15 branches in Russia and abroad. Organisational structure of “LUKoil-Nephtegazstroy” incorporates over 30 subsidiaries and affiliated companies with share in their capital. Close co-operation with our major partner “LUKOIL” made Company a leading contractor at the market of engineering and constructing services in the oil-and gas sector.

With proven reserves of 19.7 billion barrels of oil equivalent, Lukoil is Russia number one oil producer and is among the world’s top five publicly traded oil companies. Lukoil operates in 55 of Russia’s 89 regions and is also developing upstream assets in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and several Middle-East countries.


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PSC «LUKoil-Nephtegazstroy» Press Relations

Deputy Director General Alexander Sarukhanov: Tel. + 7 (095) 973 74 51


Technip Investor and Analyst Relations

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Technip trades under the symbol TKP on the NYSE and under the ISIN FR0000131708 on the Euronext.