Azerbaijan, Baku, Sep.25/ Trend F.Milad/
The National Iranian Drilling Company has drilled 90 wells at onshore and offshore oil and gas fields during the first half of the current Iranian calendar year, which began on March 20, the NIDC managing director said.
Heydar Bahmani told the IRNA news agency that eight more wells were drilled compared to the same period last year.
On August 13, an NIDC official said that Iran drilled 210 oil and gas wells during the 12-month period ended on August 10.
The drilling operations, which amounted to 431,468 metres in total, were carried out both on offshore and onshore fields, Nasser Qolipour told the Shana News Agency.
Currently 123 drilling rigs are in operation in Iran's offshore and onshore oilfields, an official with the National Iranian Oil Company said in March.
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 by March 2014, Ahmad Qalebani, the National Iranian Oil Company's managing director, said.