Twelve militants of Islamic Jihad Mujahideen Jamaat grouping detained in KaliningradSociety & Culture April 27, 2:14
Russian Prosecutor General’s Office finds another 3 NGOs to be undesirableRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 26, 21:42
Moscow ‘seriously concerned’ about Turkish airstrikes in Iraq, SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 26, 20:55
North Korea ‘neither fears war nor wants to avoid it,’ says country’s UN missionWorld April 26, 20:37
Russia’s Emergencies Ministry to continue helping Serbia in mine clearance in 2017Military & Defense April 26, 20:20
Putin says Russia, China maintain relations at 'unprecedentedly high level'Russian Politics & Diplomacy April 26, 20:02
Polls shows number of happy Russians at record-breaking historic highSociety & Culture April 26, 19:27
IS recruiting Taliban fighters in Afghanistan — Russia’s General StaffMilitary & Defense April 26, 18:49
Coffin with presumed remains of 19th century Russian general dug up in TurkeySociety & Culture April 26, 18:26
MOSCOW, September 15. /TASS/. Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) will consider the deal on purchase of 46% of Eurasia Drilling Company (EDC) shares by the US Schlumberger at the next meeting of the foreign investment commission, head of the watchdog, Igor Artemyev, said on Tuesday.
"The commission has not been appointed yet. But we have a common practice of automatically transferring the skipped issues to the next meeting agenda," he said when answering the question whether the deal will be considered.
As TASS reported earlier on January 20 it was announced that Schlumberger, the world’s largest oil services company, is acquiring Eurasia Drilling.
The deadline for completion of the deal was extended until September 30. EDC continues negotiating the transaction with the Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service and the Government Commission on Foreign Investments.
The deal on Eurasia Drilling takeover by Schlumberger will amount to $1.7 bln. Schlumberger will purchase 45.65% of shares in the Russian company. Eurasia Drilling will undergo de-listing on the London Stock Exchange and buy out its shares from minority stockholders. Schlumberger will extend a loan for the shares redemption to the majority shareholders of the Russian company.
Currently, the largest co-owners of Eurasia Drilling are Alexander Dzhaparidze with a 30.2% stake (he is also the general director) and Alexander Putilov with 22.4%.