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Talks with 27 Foreign Firms over Major Oil Projects

Iranian Deputy Oil Minister for International Affairs Amir Hossein Zamaninia said Tehran is in negotiations with 27 foreign companies over oil projects worth $200 billion. “I can assure you this (gas deal with Total) isn’t the last one,” Zamaninia told CNNMoney on the sidelines of an oil conference in Istanbul, Turkey, on Tuesday referring to […]

Total Deal Serves National Development: Iran’s VP

Iran’s first vice-president played down criticism by opponents of a recent gas deal Iran has signed with France’s Total, saying the contract would serve the goals of national development, as emphasized by Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei. Those opposing the recent gas deal the Oil Ministry has signed with the French […]

Oil Minister defends Total Gas Deal in Parliament

Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh in an open session of the parliament briefed the lawmakers on a controversial $5 billion gas deal recently signed with France’s energy giant Total, saying the agreement would serve the Islamic Republic’s interests. Addressing the open session of the parliament on Wednesday, Zanganeh defended the deal with Total to […]

Total Deal “Strongly Opposed” by Domestic Experts

Some Iranian experts and top figures in oil and gas industry have voiced their strong opposition to a $5 billion gas deal recently signed between Iran and France’s energy giant Total, saying Total has hatched “a sinister plot” against the Islamic Republic. In a television program aired on Saturday night, Asghar Ebrahimi-Asl, a former deputy […]

Total and NIOC sign South Pars Development Contract

French oil major Total and the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) have signed a contract for the development and production of phase 11 of South Pars (SP11), the world’s largest gas field. The project will have a production capacity of 2 billion cubic feet per day or 400,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day including […]

29 Int’l Companies Invited to Bid for Oil Project

A top Iranian official said the country is going to put development of its Azadegan oilfield out to tender in coming days, noting that 29 oil giants, including Shell and Total, have been invited to make their offers in the event. Ali Kardor, CEO of the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC), said on Sunday that […]

LNG Exports to EU – Iran courts Total

Iran’s petroleum minister has hinted that the country is looking into the possibility of bringing in the French energy giant Total to develop a key project to liquefy natural gas for exports to Europe. Bijan Zanganeh told reporters that serious talks with Total were underway over the development of Phase 11 of Iran’s South Pars […]

Total seeks $4bn Stake in South Pars Gas Gield

Total is seeking a 50 percent stake in a $4 billion project in Iran’s giant South Pars gas field, the French energy firm said in a regulatory filing detailing talks held with Iranian officials on several projects in 2016. Total signed a preliminary deal for the South Pars project last year, becoming the first Western […]

Total says Iran Investment Depends on Renewal of US Waivers

By John Lee. French oil major Total plans to make a final investment decision on its $2-billion Iranian gas project by the summer, according to reports from Reuters and PressTV. But Chief Executive Patrick Pouyanne (pictured) told journalists that the decision hinges on the renewal of U.S. sanctions waivers, which are due to be renewed […]

Japan’s Inpex to Study Major Iranian Oil Field

Inpex Corporation, Japan’s top energy developer, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) to carry out studies on the development of the South Azadegan oil field, located in the southwestern province of Khouzestan, a report said. Inpex is a strong candidate for the project after signing an MoU […]

Iran Approves 29 Int’l Companies for Oil Projects

Iran’s oil ministry has certified 29 international companies to bid for oil and gas projects in the country under its new format of oil contracts. According to the report by the oil ministry’s news website Shana, 29 companies, including Shell, France’s Total, Italy’s Eni, Malaysia’s Petronas and Russia’s Gazprom and Lukoil, as well as companies […]

Total Oil Deal: Other Oil Majors to return to Iran?

By Maysam Bizaer, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Will Total deal pave way for other oil majors’ return to Iran? French energy giant Total SA is back in Iran, six years after it was forced to halt its operations due to nuclear-related […]

Italy’s Eni Eying Iran Investments

Italy’s oil giant Eni says it has serious plans to return to Iran’s oil industry in a yet another indication of the growing interest of global energy corporations to approach the country’s post-sanctions business opportunities. Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi told Reuters that his company would start working again in Iran when it has been repaid investments […]

Azadegan Oil Field to Be Put Out to Tender

The deputy head of the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) said the country plans to put the development of the South Azadegan oil field out to tender, dismissing reports that the project will be awarded to France’s oil giant Total without its participation in the bid. “The NIOC has no intention to entrust the development […]

Will Iran attract Int’l Oil Firms in Post-Sanctions Era?

By Bijan Khajehpour, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. The signing of a heads of agreement (HOA) between Paris-based Total SA, China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC) and Iran’s Petropars on the development of phase 11 of the South Pars gas field is an […]

Iran Inaugurates Three Joint Oilfields in Khouzestan

Iran has launched first phase production at three fields in its oil-rich Khouzestan province which bring its total crude output to 300’000 barrels per day. Production from Yadavaran, North Yaran and North Azadegan were inaugurated in an official ceremony attended by President Hassan Rouhani. Iran had awarded Yadavaran to China’s Sinopec through a contract worth […]

Iran Eying More Oil Contracts after Total Deal

Iran is hoping to secure more overseas investment after a consortium led by France’s Total on Tuesday signed a $4.8bn deal to develop part of the giant South Pars gasfield, Irans deputy oil minister for international affairs said. Speaking to the Financial Times, Amir Hossein Zamaninia stated: “This is an icebreaker and we shall see […]

Total Signs $4.8bn Gas Deal with Iran

By John Lee. French oil giant Total has signed a Heads of Agreement (HoA) with the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) for the development of phase 11 of South Pars, the world’s largest gas field. The company becomes the first western energy firm to sign a major deal with Tehran since the lifting of international […]

Int’l Oil Firms pitch for Iran Projects

Iran has received the first wave of proposals by major international companies to develop oil and gas projects within the new format of oil contracts recently approved by the administration of President Hassan Rouhani. Ten companies including big European firms such as Total, Lukoil, Shell, Eni, OMV and Asian giants like CNPC, Sinopec and Pertamina […]

Iran Signs NDAs with Foreign Oil Firms

By John Lee. Iran has signed non-disclosure agreements with three foreign oil firms to develop the South Azadegan joint oil field. Gholamreza Manouchehri, deputy CEO of National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC), said the agreements were signed with Japan’s Inpex, China’s CNPC, and France’s Total. “I cannot precisely point out that which fields will be assigned […]