Japan will monitor the litigation «Rosneft» the companies «Sakhalin-1»

© RIA Novosti / Alexander Demyanchuka fotobanka in the territory of Rosneft. Archival photoJapan will monitor the litigation «Rosneft» the companies «Sakhalin-1»© RIA Novosti / Alexander Demyanchuka the image Bank

Japanese authorities intend to monitor the situation around the claim of «Rosneft» to recover from the companies-participants of the international oil and gas project «Sakhalin-1» in total 89 billion, but I think this project is «important for the country,» said during a press conference on Tuesday, General Secretary of the Japanese government, Acehide Suga.

«Sakhalin-1″ is an important project for our country. We intend to follow the deliberations of the parties involved and at the same time trying to understand the details (lawsuit – ed.)», — said the Secretary General of the Japanese Cabinet.

The project «Sakhalin-1» is implemented on the PSA terms, includes development of three offshore fields — Chayvo, Odoptu and Arkutun-Dagi located on the northeast shelf of Sakhalin island. The project operator is «Exxon Neftegas limited».

Rosneft is seeking to recover from the five defendants ‘ unjust enrichment and interest on borrowed funds accrued for the period from 10 Jul 2015 to 31 may 2018. The suit was brought in the arbitration on 13 July, he was accepted for production, a preliminary hearing is scheduled for September 10.

Defendants are all direct participants in the project: «Exxon Neftegaz limited» (the structure of the American ExxonMobil, the share in the project 30%), «Sakhalin oil and Gas development» (a Japanese consortium «Sodeko», 30%), ONGC Videsh Limited (20%), and «Sakhalinmorneftegaz-shelf» (11,5%) and «RN-the Aster» (8,5%), through which «Rosneft» total controls 20% in the project.