Iran’s North Drilling Company ready to operate in Tunisia, Turkmenistan
Baku, Azerbaijan, May 10
By Fatih Karimov - Trend:
Iran's North Drilling Company is ready to conduct drilling operations in Tunisia and Turkmenistan.
The managing director of Iran's North Drilling Company, Hedayatollah Khademi said the company is negotiating with Tunisia and Turkmenistan to carry out drilling operations in these countries, Iran's IRNA news agency reported May 10.
Khademi made the remarks on the sidelines of the 19th International Oil, Gas, Refining and Petrochemical Exhibition of Iran, held May 6-9.
Iranian expert said that the country has achieved self-sufficiency in building underwater drilling robots.
Head of Underwater Robots' Research Institute of Qazvin Azad University, Hatam Ghasemzadeh said Iran has manufactured underwater drilling robots, which can work at a depth of 100 meters in Gulf waters, according to Iran's Shana news agency.
Ghasemzadeh also recommended Iranian oil industry companies to use homemade robots for their drilling operations.
He went on to say that Iranian Oil Ministry has established a working-group for producing remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) to conduct offshore drilling operations in the deep waters of the Caspian Sea.
In April 2012, Iran announced that it had become the first country in the Middle East to activate an oil exploration robot at a depth of 800 meters.