22 Apr 2024
Saturday 5 December 2015 - 16:23
Story Code : 191438

Iran discusses coop. with leading oil companies

TEHRAN, Dec. 05 (MNA) Irans oil minister met and talked with senior executives of Russias Lukoil, Frances Total, Austrias OMW and Italys Eni on the sidelines of the 168th OPEC Conference in Vienna.

IranianOil MinisterBijan Zanganeh held separate meetings with CEO of OMV Rainer Seele, Enis Chief Upstream Officer Antonio Vella, Lukoils CEO Vagit Alekperov as well as two senior officials of Frances Total.

Rainer Seele, CEO of Austrias OMV oil company, pointed to the favorable development of oil negotiations with Iran; currently, the cooperation framework has been determined andthe activities of OMW in Irans oil and gas industrywill resume as soon as the sanctions are removed, he noted.

Chief Upstream Officer of Italys Eni Antonio Vella, for his part, expressed satisfaction towards the progress of oil negotiations between Iran and Italy announcing Enis resumption of activities in Irans oil industry given the sanctions relief.

Vagit Alekperov,LukoilCEO, has discussed return of the company to Ilams Anaran oil field withZanganeh offering several other proposals; moreover, we have signed an MoU regarding the projects onnorthern part of the Persian Gulfwith the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC), he emphasized.

Meanwhile, Managing Director of NIOC RoknodinJavadi had held bilateral talks with major oil companies officials last week in Tehran including Total's Middle East-North Africa president Stephane Michel, senior executives of Malaysias Petronas, Azerbaijans SOCAR as well as Russias Lukoil.

Moreover, Malaysias Petronas representative has recently reported on the companys readiness to resume imports of 50 to 60 thousand barrels of oil from Iran if sanctions are lifted adding a new round of activities between Petronas and the National Iranian Oil Company will begin.

Over the past few months, big oil companies have expressed willingness to cooperate with Iran during the post sanction period especially on developing Iranian oil fields.

By Mehr News Agency
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