ExxonMobil said Tuesday it will discontinue operations at Sakhalin-1, and additionally make no new investments in Russia.
“ExxonMobil supports the people of Ukraine as they seek to defend their freedom and determine their own future as a nation. We deplore Russia’s military action that violates the territorial integrity of Ukraine and endangers its people,” the company said in a statment.
“We are deeply saddened by the loss of innocent lives and support the strong international response. We are fully complying with all sanctions.” ExxonMobil said in the statement.
ExxonMobil operates the Sakhalin-1 project on behalf of an international consortium of Japanese, Indian and Russian companies. In response to recent events, ExxonMobil said it is beginning the process to discontinue operations and developing steps to exit the Sakhalin-1 venture.
“As operator of Sakhalin-1, we have an obligation to ensure the safety of people, protection of the environment and integrity of operations. Our role as operator goes beyond an equity investment. The process to discontinue operations will need to be carefully managed and closely coordinated with the co-venturers in order to ensure it is executed safely.”
Given the current situation, ExxonMobil said it will not invest in new developments in Russia.