PAO NOVATEK (NOVATEK) has announced the opening of a representative office in Hanoi, the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

As the company look to expand further into the global gas markets, the establishment of a Vietnam office will allow it to support prospective energy projects in the country.

Commenting on the new office, Leonid V. Mikhelson, Chairman of the Management Board, NOVATEK, said, “Vietnam offers NOVATEK the prospects of developing gas-related energy projects in the dynamically growing Asian Pacific region.”

“And, it is of strategic importance for us in implementing our long-term aim of delivering affordable and secure natural gas for many decades in a sustainable manner.”

The new representative office will allow NOVATEK to more efficiently define and develop new projects with Vietnamese companies to supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the company’s portfolio to the Vietnamese market.