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NOVO-OGARYOVO, May 25 (Itar-Tass) —— President Vladimir Putin has called for intensifying the Gazprom-Statoil dialog for making progress before the St. Petersburg Economic Forum due in June.
“You have a very good and big project with Gazprom, Shtokman assets, but no decision has been made as yet,” Putin told Statoil CEO Helge Lund on Friday. “It is possible to take certain steps shortly, at the St. Petersburg Economic Forum.”
Lund said they had already being working towards a more intensive dialog with Gazprom and progress, which might be made at the St. Petersburg forum.
The Norwegian company is experienced in shelf works, Lund said, adding that the Shtokman project could spur on cooperation in that area.