Tag Archives | National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC)

Austrian Company signs Study Deal with IDRO

The Industrial Development & Renovation Organization of Iran (IDRO Group) has signed a deal with Austria’s HOT Engineering for carrying out studies on Susangerd Oilfield in Iran. The group had previously signed a cooperation deal with the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) for developing the field. The document entails putting together a master development plan […]

Iran starts Early Production at South Yaran Oilfield

Iran has started producing 10,000 barrels per day of crude oil from the South Yarn oilfield, which it shares with Iraq. According to the Petroleum Engineering and Development Company (PEDEC), the company’s managing director Nooreddin Shahnazizadeh said 6 wells of the field have become productive, yielding 10,000 b/d of crude in the early production phase […]

Singapore Firm signs deal to Study Iran Oilfield

The National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) and Singapore’s Berlanga signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the latter to start studies on development of Iran’s Dalpari Oilfield. The deal was signed by Gholamreza Manouchehri, NIOC deputy managing director for development of engineering, and Shyngys Kulzhamov, director of Berlanga UK, in Tehran on Wednesday. West Oil […]

NIOC, Gazprom sign LNG deal

Russian gas giant Gazprom has signed a initial agreement with the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) for cooperation in the production of liquefied natural gas (LNG). As the official website of Gazprom announced, this would be part of a larger plan for cooperation that concentrates on the development of Iran’s gas fields “with subsequent transportation […]

NIOC, Rosneft eye $30bn in Oil, Gas Projects

The head of Russia’s state-controlled oil giant Rosneft said it has signed a road map with the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) to implement “strategic” projects in Iran. Igor Sechin said on Wednesday that the deal paved the way for legally-binding documents to be signed within a year, according to Reuters. The output from the […]

Iran, Russia ink 6 Oil MoUs

Iran and Russia has signed 6 oil memoranda of understanding (MoUs) in Tehran, the Iranian deputy petroleum minister for international affairs and trading said. Amir Hossein Zamaninia told Shana on Wednesday that the first deal, signed by Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh and his Russian counterpart Alexander Novak, outlines strategic Tehran-Moscow cooperation on energy […]

Iran, Italy sign Gas Deal

Italy’s Ansaldo Energia has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with several subsidiaries of the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) for converting flare gas into electricity at the supergiant South Pars Gas Field. In its first phase, the Italian company will produce 600 MW electricity and in the second phase about 1,000 MW electricity will […]

Pergas Submits Proposal for Developing Irans Karanj Oilfield

Pergas Consortium, a group of international oil and gas companies, submitted its development proposals for Karanj Oilfield, a reservoir in Khuzestan Province. Bijan Alipour, managing director of the National Iranian South Oil Company, made the statement on the sidelines of a meeting with Pergas officials, including Colin Rowley, in Tehran on Tuesday, the National Iranian […]

Iran 3rd in World for Exploration Capacity

Iran is ranked as the third country in the world, after Russia and Iraq, for enjoying exploration capacity, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS). Addressing an upstream forum at the 3rd Iranian Petroleum and Energy Club Congress and Exhibition in Tehran, Director of Exploration at the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) Seyed Saleh […]

Iran Plans for Giant Leap in Oil Industry

Iran says it is gearing up efforts including study of its oil reserves to ramp up the country’s crude oil production, a senior Iranian oil official says. Addressing a conference here in Tehran, Gholamreza Manouchehri, deputy for development and engineering at the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC), said plans are under way to study all […]

Azadegan Oilfield Tender Delayed Again

By John Lee. The managing director of the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) has said that a tender to develop the Azadegan oilfield will not take place this year. Ali Kardor told ISNA news agency that oil companies are still assessing the technical surveys relating to the field, which is shared with Iraq. (Source: Reuters)

Lukoil, NIOC sign MoUs on Caspian Sea Oil Project

The National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) and Russian energy giant, Lukoil, have signed two MoUs for carrying out geological studies on oil projects in the Caspian Sea. The documents were signed in Moscow in a ceremony held in the presence of Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh and Lukoil Managing Director Vagit Alekperov in Moscow […]

US “Unable to Stop Irans Oil Exports”

If the US reimposes sanctions on Iran’s oil sector without the support of Europe, China and Russia, it will see grudging and uneven compliance by international energy companies and will not be able to stop crude flows that returned to the market in 2015, according to sanctions expert Elizabeth Rosenberg, Platts reported. “Grudging compliance does […]

Petrobras may Explore in Caspian Sea

Brazil has expressed an interest in looking for hydrocarbon reserves in the Iranian share of the Caspian Sea. This was announced by Brazil’s Ambassador to Tehran Rodrigo de Azeredo Santos in a meeting with Yousef Etemadi, the acting managing director of Iran’s Khazar Exploration and Production Company (KEPCO). Santos emphasized that Brazil’s Petrobras was ready […]

Iran’s Crude Exports to S Korea Rise by 40% in August

South Korea’s imports of Iranian crude oil rose by 40.2 percent in August compared to the same period last year, a report said. South Korea brought in 1.55 million tons of Iranian crude last month, or 365,641 barrels per day (bpd), compared with 1.1 million tons in the same month in 2016, customs data showed, […]

Shell, NIOC discuss Gas Field Development

Anglo-Dutch oil giant Shell met with officials from the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) to discuss the development project of Iran’s Kish gas field. A delegation from Shell headed by Hand Nijkamp, Shell’s VP in Shell Upstream International, Middle East and North Africa, met with Gholamreza Manouchehri, deputy for development and engineering at NIOC, and […]

Oil Output to Reach 4.5m bpd in 5 Yrs

The CEO of the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) Ali Kardor said Iran will reach an oil production rate of 4.5 million barrels per day (bpd) within five years. Iranian gas production will reach 1.3 billion cubic meters per day and production of gas condensate will reach 864,000 bpd in the next five years, Kardor […]

Iran’s Oil Exports to Europe, China Grow in August

Iran’s oil and condensate exports to Europe rose in August, with demand from Italy, France, the Netherlands and Greece all up, a report said. Iranian oil flows to Europe rebounded sharply last month, with 835,742 b/d sailing to the region, a rise of almost 200,000 b/d month on month, Platts reported. Turkey also remains the […]

Possible Japan Budget Hike to Tap Iran Oil Opportunities

An official with Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has requested an 11% hike in its budget for acquiring exploration and upstream development-stage assets in fiscal 2018-19 as the country is looking at oil opportunities in Iran, a ministry official said. The official said that METI has asked for a $552.8 million budget […]

Iran, India “Probably Part Ways” on Farzad B

Iran has started preliminary talks with Russians to develop Farzad B but negotiations also carry on with the Indians who have long coveted the giant gas field, Iranian Oil Ministry stated. “For the development of the Farzad B field, we are pursuing three separate paths in parallel, but none of the options is definite yet,” […]