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Construction of Iran-Oman-India Pipeline “Imminent”

An official with New Delhi-based South Asia Gas Enterprise Pvt Ltd (SAGE) said that the implementation of a plan to build an undersea gas pipeline to export Iran’s gas via Oman Sea and Indian Ocean to India is imminent. “With the sanctions being lifted, that has definitely changed the game, and the level of interest […]

NISOC, MAPNA agree Oilfield Study

A memorandum of understanding between the National Iranian South Oilfields Company (NISOC) and MAPNA Industrial Group has been signed in Ahvaz. According to this contract, three reservoirs of Karanj, Parsi and Rag Sefid will be studied within 6-months. In December, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) was signed between National Iranian South […]

Iran, Russia to Sign Deal to sell Moscow Oil

Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zangeneh announced that the country plans to sign a deal with Moscow within the next two weeks to sell 100,000 barrels per day of oil to Moscow. Briefing the media on his meeting with Russia’s Energy Minister Alexander Novak in Tehran on Tuesday, Zangeneh said the deal would provide Iran […]

Iran, Iraq Sign MoU to Export Kirkuk Oil

Iraq’s Oil Ministry announced that Tehran and Baghdad have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to carry out studies on the construction of a pipeline to export crude oil from the northern Iraqi fields of Kirkuk via Iran. In a statement, the Iraqi ministry said the agreement was signed during a recent ceremony in the […]

Iran Running 7% of World Drilling Rigs

Iran is in possession of nearly 7 percent of the world’s oil rigs, a senior Iranian oil official said. Roknoddin Javadi, deputy petroleum minister for supervision over hydrocarbon reserves, told an international drilling congress on Saturday that 7 percent of the world’s drilling rigs are currently operating in Iran’s oil and gas industry. He said […]

Iran Discovers New Shale Oil Deposit

An Iranian official announced the discovery of new shale oil reserves in the country’s western province of Lorestan. Oil exploration studies in Qalikooh region in the province of Lorestan led to the discovery of a new shale oil field with 2 billion barrels of in-situ oil reserves, Bahman Soleimani, an official at the Exploration Directorate […]

Iran to Drill 500 new Oil Wells in 5 Years

By John Lee. Iran expects its oil production to reach 4 million barrels per day by mid-April, and plans to drill 500 new wells over the next five years to raise output to 4.7 million bpd, a senior oil official said on Saturday. Iran’s daily output in January was close to 3.9 million barrels. “We […]

Iran Petroleum Minister Heads to Iraq

Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh left Tehran for Baghdad on Monday as the head of a delegation to Iraq . The visit is being made as a follow-up on last month’s visit of another Iranian delegation to neighboring Iraq for discussing details of two memoranda of understanding (MoUs) between the oil ministers of the […]

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NIOC, SINOPEC hold talks on Upstream Cooperation

Senior executives from the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) and China Petrochemical Corporation (Sinopec Group) met to discuss avenues for furthering cooperation in upstream projects. NIOC Chief Ali Kardor and Wang Yupu, Chairman of Sinopec Group, attended the Sunday meeting in Tehran. “NIOC’s priority is signature of deals under the new framework of oil contracts,” […]

Parliament to look into “Information Leak” by Total

he Iranian parliament’s Energy Commission plans to check the accuracy of reports suggesting that the French energy giant Total has leaked secret information about Iran’s South Pars gas field to Qatar, the spokesman for the commission said. Speaking to the Tasnim News Agency, Asadollah Qarakhani said the Energy Commission will look into reports about leakage […]