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Gas Executive becomes UK Ambassador to Iran

Mr Rob Macaire CMG has been appointed as the UK’s Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Iran in succession to Mr Nicholas Hopton, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Macaire will take up his appointment in April 2018. Mr Macaire rejoins the diplomatic service following five years as Director of Government/Public […]

Iraq to Invest in Joint Oil Projects with Iran

Iraq’s Oil Minister Jabbar al-Luaibi says an agreement will be signed with Iran soon to jointly invest in two oil fields shared between the two countries. Luaibi did not specify which fields were concerned and when the agreement would be signed. Nevertheless, it would be a groundbreaking move in the history of economic cooperation between […]

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 […]

Iran Eyes Petchem Deals with Int’l Majors Soon

A senior Iranian petroleum official says the country is about to sign several deals with international companies for developing petrochemical projects. Following a meeting with executives from Germany’s industrial gases company Linde, Amir Hossein Zamaninia, deputy petroleum minister in international affairs and trading, underlined the “very favorable” progress made in talks with leading international companies […]

Shell Proposes Plan to Develop Iranian Oil Fields

At a meeting on Tuesday, Shell submitted its technical study plan to Iran’s Petroleum Engineering and Development Company (PEDEC) for developing the Azadegan and Yadavaran oil fields. The meeting was attended by Sayyid Nooruddin Shahnazizadeh, CEO and PEDEC’s chairman of the board of directors, a team of experts in petroleum engineering management as well as […]

Maroon Petchem Plant to sign Deals with Euro Firms

Maroon Petrochemical Plant (MPP) is to sign deals with Shell and two Italian companies for development of two projects, the MPP managing director says. Rahim Sharif Mousavi said one of the projects will concern the ethyl oxide unit of the facility, adding Italy’s engineering company Maire Tecnimont will join the project as one of its […]

UAE’s ENOC Clears Iran Oil Dues

The Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) has paid its outstanding oil dues to Iran, a report said. Iran received more than $4bn from ENOC as part of the UAE retailer’s settlement of its debts owed to Iran for pre-sanction oil and gas purchases, the Qatar-based Al Jazeera broadcaster reported on Tuesday. The report added that […]

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 […]

NIOC Seals Oilfield Study MoU with Iranian Firm

The National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Ghadir Investment Company (GIC) to carry out studies of oil and gas fields in Iran. Based on the deal, GIC will study the Kisha, Sepehr, Jofeir and phase III of Darkhowin oil and gas fields; GIC will have 6 months to […]

US Firms may be Hindered in Iranian Oil Projects

Iran has imposed no restrictions on U.S. oil firms willing to take part in energy projects in the country but American sanctions make such cooperation impossible, Iran’s deputy oil minister has said. “Iran has not imposed any restrictions on the U.S. companies, but they cannot participate in our (oil and gas) tenders due to the […]

Iran in Talks with European Firms on Petchem Projects

Iran is negotiating with major European enterprises from France, Germany and Britain on cooperation in petrochemical projects, an official announced, saying the talks have not still led to any agreement. Speaking to reporters in Tehran on Wednesday, Managing Director of Iran’s National Petrochemical Company (NPC) Marziyeh Shahdaei said Iran continues to hold talks with France’s […]

Shell, Total likely to cooperate on Azadegan Oilfield

By John Lee. Mehr News Agency reports that Britain’s Shell and France’s Total are likely to form a consortium with an Iranian company to develop the Azadegan oilfield (pictured). An official at Iran’s Petroleum Engineering and Development Company (PEDEC) says the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) has so far signed four MoUs or confidentiality agreements […]

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 […]

Iran Signs Major Oil Deal with Shell

The National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with energy giant Royal Dutch Shell for the development of several southern oil fields. The MOU was signed between NIOC and Shell during a ceremony in Tehran attended by NIOC Managing Director Ali Kardor, Hans Nijkamp, the head of the department for […]

Shell Signs MoU to Study Iran Oilfields

The National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) and Royal Dutch Shell have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to conduct studies on the Azadegan, Yadavaran and Kish oilfields in Iran. Noureddin Shahnazizadeh, managing director of the Petroleum Engineering and Development Company (PEDEC), from NIOC, and Hans Nijkamp (pictured) from Shell, signed the deal in the presence […]

Iran, Oman, IOCs study Gas Exports

By John Lee. Platts reports that senior officials from the National Iranian Gas Exports Company (NIGEC) have met with Oman’s oil ministry and three international oil companies — Shell, Total and Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS) — to look at the potential to pipe gas from Iran to Oman. They held a two-day meeting in Tehran […]

CNPCI told to Cut Costs in bid for N Azadegan

By John Lee. Iran has reportly told China National Petroleum Company International (CNPCI) that it will have to offer much lower costs to reflect Iran’s improved post-sanctions position, if it is to win the job of doubling output at the North Azadegan oilfield. According to the report from UpstreamOnline, CNPCI completed phase one of the […]

Iran to Ink Oil Contracts Worth $10bn by End of March

New oil contracts worth 10 billion dollars are expected to be signed in remaining half of the current Iranian calendar year (began March 20, 2016), the deputy petroleum minister said. Amir Hossein Zamaninia made the remarks on the sidelines of a ceremony for inking a cooperation document between Iran’s National Petrochemical Company (NPC) and the […]

Shell to Return to Iran

Iran’s National Petrochemical Company (NPC) and global oil giant Royal Dutch Shell signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for cooperation in the petrochemical industry. The MoU was signed by NPC CEO Marzieh Shahdaei and Hans Nijkamp, the head of the department for Iran affairs at Royal Dutch Shell on Sunday, Shana reported. Iran plans to […]