Iran seeks to export homegrown oil industry know-how

Business Materials 12 May 2018 18:41 (UTC +04:00)

Tehran, Iran, May 12‎

By Kamyar Eghbalnejad - Trend:‎

Iran plans to export homegrown oil industry know-how to other countries, Jafar Tawfiqi, head of Research Institute of Iranian Petroleum Industry, told Trend.

“As technical knowledge in any field of oil industry passes the final tests inside the country and becomes valid, we will export it to other countries,” the official said.

Tawfiqi, who recently had a meeting with Azerbaijan’s SOCAR for cooperation in the field of nanotechnology, said that the new approach of this institute besides analyzing technology of the oil industry, is development of this technology.

"Today, we intend to use membrane technology for sweetening gas,” he said, adding that Iran has obtained the needed technology in this field.

The Institute seeks to increase speed and quality and reduce costs in oil sector and cooperate with reputable foreign companies in oil sector technology, he said.

The Research Institute of Petroleum Industry is a governmental research institute founded in 1959 in Tehran, Iran and is affiliated with National Iranian Oil Company. The institute is a major research institute in Iran and is the largest of its kind in the Middle East. RIPI has become a major technology provider for Iran’s petroleum industry.