Bob Dudley gets another chance to succeed in Russia’s oil market

first_img Share Monday 17 January 2011 9:22 pm Bob Dudley gets another chance to succeed in Russia’s oil market whatsapp Tags: NULL KCS-content BP’s latest attempts to expand in Russia will be a chance for chief executive Bob Dudley to mend his relationship with the country, following his troubled time as president of TNK-BP, the firm’s ongoing joint venture in the country. Dudley was forced to leave Moscow in 2008 when his visa was not renewed, following a dispute between BP and fellow TNK investors Alfa-Access-Renova (AAR) that saw the Russian police raid the firm’s offices and what Dudley said was “sustained harassment” from officials. AAR, run by a quartet of Russian oligarchs, said it would consult its lawyers about whether BP’s latest deal breaks conditions of its TNK-BP agreement, which were renewed in January 2009, that give the venture first refusal on BP’s Russian explorations in the country. Bob Dudley met with AAR representatives during his visit to Russia last week, where he also spoke to Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Rosneft chairman Igor Sechin. Meanwhile, a BP boss predicted in 2008 that TNK-BP would eventually be taken over by Rosneft, according to a leaked US embassy cable reported in the Guardian. Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi whatsapplast_img read more