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Iranian President says new oil field with 53 billion barrels discovered

Iranian President says new oil field with 53 billion barrels discovered

Teheran, November 11 - Neftegaz.RU. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani announced on November 10 the discovery of a major oil field with an estimated in-place reserve of 53 billion barrels in southwestern Khuzestan province.

Iran has the world's 4th-largest proven deposits of crude oil and the world's 2nd-largest deposits of natural gas.

The new oil field has a depth of 80 meters and extends over 2400 square km between Bostan District in Dasht-e Azadegan County and Omidiyeh County in the oil-rich province.

Rouhani’s announcement would mean Iran’s proven crude oil reserves would be boosted by a 3rd, since the country’s proven crude oil reserves are estimated to be about 150 billion barrels.

Mentioning the need for new technologies for developing the country’s oil fields and for increasing their recovery factor, Rouhani said “Only 1% increase in the recovery from this oil field adds $32 billion to the country's oil revenues and we need world-class technologies to develop the oil industry.”

Back in October, the director of the NIOC's discovery department announced the discovery of new oil and gas fields in the country. Sharing a video on his social media, Saleh Hendi said the details of the discoveries would soon be revealed by the Oil Ministry.

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