Iran has 123 drilling rigs in operation
Azerbaijan, Baku, Mar. 4/ Trend F.Milad/
Currently 123 drilling rigs are in operation in Iran's offshore and onshore oilfields, an official with the National Iranian Oil Company said.
Abdolmohammad Delparish told Shana news agency that 98 rigs are in operation in onshore fields, 24 in offshore fields and a single rig is in operation in the Caspian Sea.
Iran plans to increase the number of its drilling rigs operating in its onshore and offshore oilfields by 36 units to reach 134 units by March 2014, Ahmad Qalebani, the National Iranian Oil Company's managing director, said.
Currently, Iran's in-place oil reserves are estimated at 560 billion barrels, of which 140 billion barrels are recoverable, including 70 billion barrels heavy and extra heavy crudes.