Baku, Azerbaijan, May 21
By Fatih Karimov - Trend:
Iran plans to participate in the oil and gas exploration project in Uzbekistan, Hamid Bord, managing director of Iran's Oil Exploration Operations Company (OEOC), said.
Iran seeks to participate in international tenders of oil and gas exploration projects in various countries particularly in Central Asia and certain Persian Gulf states, Bord said, Iran's Mehr news agency reported May 18.
The OEOC has established an office in Uzbekistan, the Iranian official said, adding the company will actively participate in the country's new oil and gas exploration tenders.
He further said that many oil and gas exploration projects in different countries especially in the Middle East have been halted due to sharp fall of oil prices.
Bord also added that the OEOC is capable of offering various oil and gas exploration services including two-dimensional and three-dimensional seismic projects as well as exploratory data processing.
The company seeks to enhance capabilities of its onshore and offshore logistic fleet, in order to have broader presence in international exploration projects, he noted.
Earlier Mohammad Iravani, chairman of Board of Petroleum and gas Drilling Assembly Companies of Iran said that Iranian companies will take part in tenders regarding drilling and exploration projects in Central Asia, Iraq, and Turkmenistan.
He noted that Iranian firms have participated in the biggest oil and gas exploration project in Pakistan after wining the related tender.
Previously, Iranian deputy oil minister Amir Hossein Zamaninia said that the country plans to buy new shares of oil and gas fields abroad and to participate in oil and gas projects across the world.