Iran plans to drill first exploratory well in Caspian Sea
TEHRAN (MEHR - Trend )
Oil Minister Gholam-Hossein Nozari has announced that Iran plans to drill an exploratory well in the Caspian Sea as the preliminary step for the construction of the Iran-Alborz semisubmersible drilling rig.
Issues related to the Caspian Sea legal regime -- which the five littoral states still have not finalized -- have been taken into consideration and there is no problem in this regard, the oil minister said on the sidelines of a contract signing ceremony in Tehran on Saturday.
Two Iranian companies are currently conducting feasibility studies for the exploratory well project, he added.