Tag Archives | Research Institute of Petroleum Industry (RIPI)

Iran Joins Club of Gas Odorant Producers

Iran has joined France and Russia as the third producer of gas odorant, mercaptan, an official said. Mercaptan is used in the natural gas industry as an odorant, due to its ideal compatibility with methane. Its characteristic “rotten eggs” smell is widely known by natural gas customers as an indicator of a possible gas leak, […]

RIPI signs LNG Deal with Fortune

The Research Institute of Petroleum Industry (RIPI) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for Chinese company Fortune and a domestic investor for the design and construction of a 500,000-ton LNG plant. According to the institute, the document was signed on Tuesday, April 25, 2018, between RIPI’s director of technology and international relations and the […]

Iran considers 3 New Gas Research Institutes

A senior Iranian gas official says the country is planning to launch three specialized gas-research institutes in cooperation with leading universities and study centers. Speaking on the sidelines of a ceremony to launch the Gas Processing Institute of the Research Center of Petroleum Industry (RIPI), Hamid Reza Araghi, the managing director of National Iranian Gas […]

RIPI signs Gas Deal with French Partner

The Research Center of Petroleum Industry (RIPI) has signed a deal with France’s Beicip-Franlab for bolstering cooperation in holding studies on Iran’s Homa gas field. From RIPI, Touraj Behrouz, head of the faculty of reservoir studies and developing fields, signed the contract. He said RIPI has signed the contract with the French partner for carrying […]

RIPI Inks Deal with NITC for Marine Fuel Optimization

The Research Institute of Petroleum Industry (RIPI) has signed a deal with the National Iranian Tanker Company (NITC) for developing optimum bunker fuel used to feed bunkers and vessels. The deal requires RIPI to assess novel methods and develop of state-of-the-art techniques for improving and promoting quality of bunker fuel and reducing pollutants. Hamid Reza […]

Iran, S. Korea Seal LNG Deal

Iran and South Korea have signed a technological cooperation agreement to for jointly developing small liquefied natural gas units. The 4-year deal concerns developing the technical savvy needed for construction of ISO containers for LNG units by consotriums from Iran and S. Korea, said Saeid Pakseresht, director of research and technology at the National Iranian […]

IOTC Plans to Export West Karoun Oil

The Iran Oil Terminals Company (IOTC) is preparing infrastructure to export oil produced from fields in the West Karoun area in western Iran, the IOTC chief said. “The company has received a plan to export West Karoun crude oil and this operation is set to start after preparing such infrastructure as Genaveh-Kharg pipeline and an […]

RIPI Inks Deal on Geological Studies

The Research Center of Petroleum Industry (RIPI) has signed a deal with the Khazar Exploration and Production Company aimed at geological studies. An agreement over surface geology studies on Gorgan and Gonbad fields was signed on September 25, by Farhang Khatibi, the head of Khazar Exploration and Production Company, and Hamidreza Katoozian, the chief of […]

RIPI signs Deal with Khazar E&P

The Research Center of Petroleum Industry (RIPI) has signed a deal with the Khazar Exploration and Production Company for geological studies. An agreement over surface geology studies at the Gorgan and Gonbad fields was signed on September 25, by Farhang Khatibi, the head of Khazar Exploration and Production Company, and Hamidreza Katoozian, the chief of […]

Tehran, Pretoria Ink GTL, Oil Blending Deal

Iran and South Africa signed an agreement for production of gas to liquids (GTL) and crude oil blending on Sunday in a push to transfer clean fuel technology to a ban-free Islamic Republic of Iran. From Iran, Research Institute of Petroleum Industry (RIPI) and from South Africa, state-run PetroSA signed the deal. The agreement was […]

Iran, Norway Research Centers to ink Cooperation MoU

Representatives from a Norwegian oil services company, Aker Solutions ASA, will sign a memorandum of understating with Iran’s Research Institute of Petroleum Industry (RIPI) to cooperate in petroleum research. Following a visit to RIPI, a Norwegian delegation of Aker Solutions’ executives discussed future cooperation with RIPI’s chief Hamid Reza Katouzian. During the meeting, the two […]

Iran, Netherlands to Expand Oil Tech Ties

By John Lee. The Dutch Ambassador to Tehran, Susanna Terstal, said there is a vast potential for boosting ties between Dutch research firms with Iran’s Research Institute of Petroleum Industry (RIPI), saying that the sanctions’ removal paves the way for enhancing mutual ties between Dutch research institutes with their Iranian counterparts. Visiting RIPI this week, […]

Iran ‘Breaks US Monopoly in Oilfield Cement Plugs’

Iran’s Research Institute of Petroleum Industry (RIPI) says it has “achieved the technology to produce cementing plugs used in deep oil and gas wells, breaking the monopoly of American firms in the industry“. “The achievement to manufacture the part locally saves hard currency from being spent abroad,” said RIPI’s head of cement plug project, Talat […]

OMV Seeks Technical Cooperation in Iran

A senior official with Austrian oil giant OMV says his company is hunting out technical cooperation in Iran for developing the country’s oil and gas fields. “Stronger technical cooperation in potential field developments in Iran by using new or existing technology” are the company’s future agenda in cooperating with its Iranian counterparts, said Stephan Hannke, […]

Senergy Working on Oil Deals despite Sanctions

Iran’s Research Institute of Petroleum Industry (RIPI) quotes a representative of the Britiah company LR Senergy as saying that the company has been active in Iran despite the western sanctions, and is in the process of signing new contracts. “We are in the process of signing agreements. The current sanctions regime does not stop us […]

European Unis Link with Iran Energy Research

The Research Institute of Petroleum Industry (RIPI) and DBUII consortium of universities will discuss prospects of research cooperation on the sidelines of the Second International Conference on Technological Opportunities (ICTO) in Oil and Gas Industry which opens in Tehran this week. DBUII, comprising TU-Delft University of Technology in Netherlands, Bergen University in Norway, Ultrecht University […]

$8bn Profit Waiting Iran’s Foreign Investors

President of the Research Institute of Petroleum Industry (RIPI) said international firms and investors will turn a profit of 8 billion dollars after removal of the sanctions against Iran. “It is estimated that with implementation of the (nuclear) Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a market worth 8 billion dollars will be before international firms […]

RIPI Launches Semi-Industrial Coker

The Research Institute of Petroleum Industry (RIPI) has launched Iran’s first petroleum coker unit which can process 400 kilograms of pet coke in every production cycle. Attending a ceremony to launch the unit on Tuesday, RIPI Chief Hamid Reza Katouzian hailed the construction of the unit by Iranian industrialists as a technological success for the […]