Following the successful start-up of Yamal LNG, NOVATEK is focusing on its next giant frontier project – Arctic LNG-2. The company has set a bold target of FID in 2019, but how realistic is it? To achieve this, technical and commercial unknowns need to be addressed: Will NOVATEK attract strong partners to support the project? Will it be able to convince investors about Russian suppliers’ ability to deliver technical solutions? Are there any other hurdles on the way? The upcoming Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) includes attendees from France, Saudi Arabia and others potential investors. We could see a number of agreements signed which will move the project closer to its FID goal.