Tehran, Iran, April 11
The meeting of Iranian Oil Industry Emergency Management Support Group, was held today on Thursday at the presence of six oil companies to review the flood situation in oil-rich southern provinces of Iran.
Deputy for planning at the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) Karim Zobeidi, emphasized expeditious assessment of flood damage and costs, Trend reports citing the official website of Ministry of Oil.
“The necessary measures will be taken to ensure the budget allocation,” he said.
Director of Oil & Gas Engineering Department at Pars Oil and Gas Company Farrokh Alikhani said in turn that providing health care services is one of the most important issues to be addressed.
Ahmad Mohammadi, head of a special workgroup at the National Iranian South Oil Company (NISOC) also announced that all of the company's facilities and machinery are designed to deal with emergencies.
“More than 1,000 employees of the National South Oil Company are providing services to the people,” said Alikhani.
"The current state of production is appropriate, and we have been able to protect facilities by planning," he continued.
Last week, Iran's oil minister urged local oil and gas firms to help with providing aid to victims of severe flooding, as one international aid agency announced extra funds to bolster relief efforts. At least 26 of Iran's 31 provinces have been hit by heavy downpours that began on March 19.