Tag Archives | South Pars

NIOC Reviews Maersk Plan for Developing SPOL

The National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC)‘s committee of reservoir advisors has reviewed Maersk Group‘s proposed plan for developing South Pars Oil Layer (SPOL). The proposal was considered in the 140th meeting of the committee’s members at NIOC headquarters in Tehran on Tuesday. During the meeting, reservoir specifications, development projects in three phases, and possible scenarios […]

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 […]

Petchem Development “Impossible” without Tapping FDI

The managing director of a major oil, gas and petrochemical investment company says without foreign direct investments (FDI), implementation of major petrochemical and energy projects in Iran would be impossible. According to IRNA, Mohammad Hassan Peyvandi, managing director of Tamin Petroleum & Petrochemical Investment Company (TAPPICO), underlined the necessity of developing oil and petrochemical industries […]

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 […]

Total to Make $1bn Investment in Giant Iranian Gas Field

The chief executive of Total confirmed that the French oil major will go ahead with development of phase 11 of the huge South Pars gas field in southern Iran this summer, saying it would make an initial $1 billion investment in the field. “It is worth taking the risk at $1 billion because it opens […]

SP.13A Jacket 65% Complete

The operator of the South Pars 13 Project (SP.13) says construction of the project’s jacket A is now 65 percent complete, adding the structure will be ready for installation by August. Payam Motamed said the structure is being constructed to replace one that was badly damaged by a Norwegian tanker in April 2015. Phase 13 […]

NIOC Signs Feasibility Study MOUs with OIEC, MAPNA

The National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) and Oil Industries Engineering and Construction Company (OIEC) have signed a memorandum of understanding for feasibility studies on Sepehr oil field. The MOU was singed between Gholam-Reza Manouchehri, deputy head of NIOC for development and engineering, and Behzad Mohammadi, CEO of OIEC. OIEC is among 11 E&P companies qualified […]

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 […]