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MAPNA Ready to Replace Total in South Pars

Iranian holding company MAPNA Group voiced readiness to take over a project on development of the country’s South Pars gas field as French company Total has backed out of its contract with Iran for fear of the US sanctions. In an interview with Tasnim, CEO of MAPNA Abbas Aliabadi said his holding is prepared to […]

US Sanctions to assist China to buy more Iran Oil

The US government is expecting Iran’s oil clients to sharply cut imports from the country under the threat of sanctions but senior American officials believe China is likely to buy even more Iranian crude, the Wall Street Journal reported. China is Iran’s top crude oil buyer, which imported around 655,000 barrels a day on average […]

$6bn Oil Projects for Domestic Contractors

A senior Iranian oil official said the country was planning to entrust 6 billion dollars’ worth of enhanced oil recovery and production sustainability projects to domestic companies. Gholamreza Manouchehri, deputy CEO of the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) for Engineering and Development Affairs, said once NIOC’s 34 working packages valued at $6 billion become operational, […]

Most French Firms ‘Unable to Stay’ in Iran

Most French Firms ‘Unable to Stay’ in Iran due to US Sanctions: Minister French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said that after the US imposes new sanctions on Iran most French companies would be unable to continue business in Iran because of problems over payment, also saying that the US cannot be the “planet’s economic […]

Total to Unwind Iran Operations if no Waiver

On 4 July 2017, Total, together with the other partner Petrochina, executed the contract related to the South Pars 11 (SP11) project, in full compliance with UN resolutions and US, EU and French legislation applicable at the time. SP11 is a gas development project dedicated to the supply of domestic gas to the domestic Iranian […]

Total Finalizes Tenders for SP11 Development

France’s energy giant Total has carried out tendering for subcontracts and other preparatory work at its South Pars Phase 11 project in Iran, the CEO of Pars Oil and Gas Company (POGC) said. Speaking to Shana, Mohammad Meshkinfam announced that the value of the tenders held by the French major surmounts €700 million. “Most of […]

Total to Seek Waiver If US Reimposes Sanctions on Iran

Total CEO Patrick Pouyanne said on Sunday that the French oil and gas company would seek a waiver to continue the development of an Iranian gas field should the United States decide to re-impose sanctions. Speaking in an interview with The National newspaper while on a visit to the United Arab Emirates, Pouyanne said Total’s […]

Total CEO Urges Trump to Honor JCPOA

The head of French oil major Total has urged US President Donald Trump to stick with the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers, a report said. Total’s CEO Patrick Pouyanne said he had raised the topic of Iran with Trump at a dinner in Davos in January, and asked the president to keep […]

Total Considers Measures to Protect Business in Iran

By John Lee. Total’s CEO Patrick Pouyanné (pictured) has said that the South Pars project was “progressing well, without delay, and [Total] continues to work, even if the situation with the American Congress is rather vague.” He added that he does not consider any future snapback of US sanctions to be automatic game-over for the […]

Total’s Gas Deal Going Ahead

Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh said the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC)‘s gas deal with French energy giant Total is being executed on schedule and all the project’s tenders, excluding one for drilling operations, have been held. The official said all the contractors, except for one, who have signed in the tenders are domestic […]

CNPC may take over South Pars if Total Pulls Out

The China National Petroleum Company (CNPC) plans to take over Total’s stake in Iran’s South Pars gas field if the French energy giant fails to stick to its contract with Tehran due to new US sanctions, a report said. CNPC officials have held internal talks in recent weeks to discuss the implications of taking control, […]

Total “Cannot Withdraw Capital” from Iran Gas Deal

Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh says Total S.A.‘s capital in a contract with Tehran to develop Phase 11 of the South Pars Gas Field will stay in Iran in case the French energy major walks away from the deal without any UNSC sanctions. The official said: “If Total walks away from the deal without […]

Total May Have to Rethink Iran Deal due to Trump

Total Chief Executive Officer Patrick Pouyanne said US President Donald Trump’s new aggressive approach to Iran could kill a huge energy investment the French oil and gas major signed with Tehran just four months ago. “Either we can do the deal legally if there is a legal framework,” Pouyanné told CNN on Monday. “If we […]

Total to Conform to any US Sanctions on Iran: CEO

France’s Total has opened an office in Washington to coordinate its operations in Iran where the French oil and gas major plans to develop Phase 11 of the giant South Pars gas field. On Thursday, Total CEO Patrick Pouyanne stated that his company would comply with any sanctions on Iran. Iranian officials, he said, “know that […]

Iran Eyes Petchem Deal with Total in a Month

Iran is about to sign a petrochemical deal with French energy major Total by November, a petrochemical official said. Director of investment at the National Petrochemical Company (NPC), Hossein Alimorad, said the Persian Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (PGPIC) is about to sign a contract with Total to carry out economic studies on a petrochemical project […]

Iran Inks Flaring Deal with France’s Sofregaz

The National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) and a consortium of France’s Sofregaz and Sanat Sazeh Samin for recovery and consumption of flare gas at a refinery at South Pars. Signed on Wednesday, the deal was signed by Ali Mohammad Ahmadi, operator of South Pars Sustainable Development Project representing NIOC, Sofregaz Managing Director Yann Aubry Lecomte […]

Iran Plans to Award $15bn in New Oil Deals

The next Iranian oil and gas award would be based on the framework of the agreement signed with the French energy giant Total last month over the development of South Pars Phase 11, the deputy director for development and engineering affairs of the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) has said. Gholamreza Manouchehri stated that Iran […]

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 […]

Italy’s Eni Happy with Total’s Presence in Iran

The CEO of Eni said the Italian oil giant is not competing with France’s Total in Iran, noting that it has also signed an agreement with the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) to develop oil and gas fields in the Islamic Republic. “We are happy that Total is in Iran. We are not competing 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 […]