OAO Rosneft and Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) have signed a cooperation agreement for offshore projects in the Rio-Caribe and Mejillones blocks, the second stage of the Mariscal Sucre gas project ( OGJ Online, July 3, 2013 ). The companies intend to continue negotiations on key technical requirements and commercial and legal terms for establishment of joint ventures to develop Rio-Caribe and Mejillones. The parties also agreed to set up joint ventures for engineering, construction, and well servicing, and held negotiations on LNG plant construction. The signings took place during a visit to Caracas by Rosneft Pres. Igor Sechin. Rosneft and PDVSA have five joint oil production projects in Venezuela: Carabobo-2 and 4, Junin-6, PetroMonagas, Boqueron, and Petroperija.