Statoil to evacuate families of its staff from Iran
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 19 / Trend /
The Norwegian company StatoilHydro will pay to family members of its foreign employees to leave Iran because of after election situation in the country, the Energy Intelligence Group says.
Following the announcement of official results of presidential elections in Tehran began pogroms. Thousands of opposition supporters, unhappy with the outcome of the vote, took to the streets of the capital, where protesters clashed with security forces. During the ongoing unrest in Iran on 16 June killed seven people.
Mass demonstrations were staged in Iran against results of presidential vote. Supporters of the opposition claimed that election results have been falsified. Latest developments claimed seven lives. Hundreds of political activists have been arrested.
About 120 employees of the company are occupied in Iran. The company offered to pay family members and relatives of employees to fly from Iran. Seventeen families have received the proposal.
The StatoilHydro is the operator on the development of 6, 7 and 8 phases of the largest gas field in Iran. In early June the company announced the completion of this year's draft on the field, but also stated that it had no plans to continue investing in Iran.
In addition, the company is developing a land deposits and drilling, in particular, at the Anaran. The working on the project has been stopped. According to the draft of the Khorram-Ababii project, the company must conduct seismic surveys and drill exploratory wells.