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Zanganeh: Iran won’t award South Pars oil layer development to Total

Zanganeh said Iran is not going to hand over the development of South Pars oil layer to Total.

Zanganeh: Iran won’t award South Pars oil layer development to Total


Teheran, April 24 - Neftegaz.RU. Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said Iran is not going to hand over the development of South Pars oil layer to Total since the French oil giant has taken over Danish Maersk's oil division with which Iran was negotiating the project.

The minister said «The negotiations with Maersk had reached the final stages, however since the company’s oil division was taken over by French Total, the negotiations were disrupted,» Iranian Shana reported. «We are not going to award the project to Total,» he added.

According to the official, NIOC is ready to negotiate the development of the mentioned field with potential suitors, however there has not been any serious proposal after Maersk.

Zanganeh further said negotiations with foreign companies for development of some fields have reached their final stages but the names of these companies will be announce after signing the contracts. «There are some Russian companies among the candidates,» the official hinted.

Regarding the country’s oil exports, the minister noted that although the exports were down in some months, but the numbers rose back again and currently there is no problem in this regard and over 2.5 million barrels per day of crude oil and gas condensate is exported to the customers worldwide.


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