Azade­gan oil­field ten­der not to take place in 2017

Tehran Times - - ECONOMY -

TEHRAN — The ten­der for de­vel­op­ing Iran’s Azade­gan oil­field, shared with Iraq in the western part of Iran’s south­west­ern re­gion of Karoun, will not take place in 2017, ac­cord­ing to an Ira­nian oil of­fi­cial.

Na­tional Ira­nian Oil Com­pany (NIOC) Manag­ing Direc­tor Ali Kar­dor told ISNA on Tues­day that the com­pa­nies are still as­sess­ing the tech­ni­cal sur­veys. The ten­der will not take place in 2017.

Iran said in June that in­ter­na­tional en­ergy com­pa­nies in­clud­ing France’s To­tal, Malaysia’s Petronas and Ja­pan’s In­pex have pre­sented tech­ni­cal sur­veys for the devel­op­ment of the Azade­gan field for the ten­der.

The ten­der for de­vel­op­ing the Azade­gan oil­field, Iran’s first such ten­der since the lift­ing of in­ter­na­tional sanc­tions more than a year ago, has been post­poned sev­eral times for un­spec­i­fied rea­sons.

Kar­dor said the ten­der has not been af­fected by U.S. Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s policies against Iran and added that the Chi­nese, Rus­sian and Euro­pean com­pa­nies were still com­mit­ted to in­vest­ing in Iran.

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