In 2007, Gazprom bought out the partners and renamed its 100-percent subsidiary into Gazprom zarubezhneftegaz JSC, which from then operated in Central and Southeast Asia, India, and Venezuela on behalf and in the name of Gazprom.
The same year saw the incorporation of Gazprom Netherlands B.V. in the cited country, which also represented Gazprom outside Russia — in regions where Gazprom zarubezhneftegaz was not operating. This lead to a situation in which two virtually independent companies did the same job.
Back in the late 2000s, it was clear that Gazprom’s project activities abroad had to be streamlined by establishing a single dedicated company with its organization. It was supposed to absorb necessary potential — technologically, professionally, and financially — to deliver upstream projects overseas and provide lean management based on a single-window principle.
On 4 February 2011, a decision was made to assign this responsibility to Gazprom ЕР International, followed by a three-year merger between Gazprom ЕР International B.V. and Gazprom zarubezhneftegaz.
Today, Gazprom EP International operates in almost two dozens of counties across three continents and is involved in nearly 40 projects of varying magnitude. The key projects are in Algeria, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Vietnam, Libya, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and in the UK, Danish and Dutch sectors of the North Sea. Currently, the company is in negotiations to enter into projects in several other countries.
The key functions and objectives of Gazprom EP International include ownership and management of subsidiaries prospecting, exploring and developing hydrocarbon fields outside the Russian Federation; searching, evaluating, and acquiring new petroleum assets in the world's major oil and gas regions; managing projects and monitoring operating activities; representing Gazprom before foreign private and state-owned petroleum companies.
Gazprom EP International provides a wide range of services. Among them are exploration, drilling operations, construction of energy facilities, including pipelines and compressor stations, and all the components of related infrastructure.