Iranian, Iraqi drilling firms discuss co-op opportunities
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 4
By Gazenfer Hamidov – Trend:
The National Iranian Drilling Company (NIDC) and Iraqi Drilling Company (IDC) discussed opportunities and fields for mutual cooperation.
An Iranian delegation, headed by the NIDC’s Managing Director Sepehr Sepehri, visited Iraq’s Basra city with the aim of expanding cooperation in the field of oil and gas drilling, the NIDC said.
During the meeting, the two sides underlined enjoying the two companies’ capabilities to increase the two countries drilling cooperation.
The Iranian side expressed readiness to provide specialized drilling training to Iraqi experts in various fields including courses of the International Well Control Forum (IWCF).
The NIDC delegation also met with Ahmed Mohammed Adham, deputy head of Basra Oil Company (BOC), the biggest oil producer in southern Iraq and negotiated bilateral cooperation.
Italy’s oil giant Eni has invited the National Iranian Drilling Company to participate in its international tenders in Iraq, Sepehr Sepehri said.
Eni has invited the NIDC to take part in three drilling tenders that the Italian company plans to hold in Iraq, which includes the drilling of 12, 15 and six oil wells.
Earlier this year, Sepehri said that the NIDC is negotiating with IDC to carry out drilling operations in the country’s southern areas of Basra.