Iran Oil and Gas Projects

Since its inception in 1951, National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) has dealt with a large, diverse and growing portfolio of assets. NIOC’s foreign investment is limited to Rhum Field in the UK North Sea with 50% working interest (WI) which has been shut-in since 2010 due to the sanctions; and Shah Deniz in Azerbaijan with 10% WI. Both fields are operated by BP.

Back home NIOC holds a portfolio of shallow/deep/stacked, light/heavy, oil and gas fields (see below figure).

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Iran’s oil and gas production comes from more than 2,200 producing wells in more than 100 oil fields of which about half are under-invested and/ or shut-in. Fields are structural & stratigraphic traps in two primary basins, Zagros & the Persian Gulf. About 80% of reserves are in Carbonates and the remainder in Clastics reservoirs, some with HPHT, high sulfur, harsh drilling conditions. Iran’s crude ranges between 20° to 41° API gravity with medium sulphur content.

IPC Project list

NIOC is offering more than 50 exploration, development IOR/EOR oil and gas projects for the upcoming bid round starting in 2016.

Please learn more about IPC here: Iran Petroleum Contract