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InnovationA joint venture between TNK-BP (Russia) and HRT Oil & Gas (Brazil)
Originality6
Rationale6
Impact6
Total18
DescriptionIn a "farm-in" between the oil companies, the firm structured the deal to allow TNK-BP to purchase a 45 per cent stake in 21 oil and gas exploration blocks in the Amazon basin, with future commitments to purchase a further 10 per cent from HRT.