Gazprom Neft and Lukoil submit plans to develop oil fields in Iran


Russian energy companies Gazprom Neft and Lukoil have submitted plans to the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) to develop oil fields in Iran.

Under its proposed plan, Gazprom intends to develop Changouleh and Cheshmeh Khosh fields.

The development plan was discussed during a meeting held between Iran Deputy Minister of Oil at international affairs Amir Hossein Zamaninia and Gazpromneft senior management.

Located 80km north-west of Dehloran city, the Changuleh oil field is situated at the north-west part of the North Dezful basin in the Lorestan province.

In December last year, Gazprom signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with NIOC to conduct a study for the fields, according to Reuters.

"The development plan was discussed during a meeting held between Iran Deputy Minister of Oil at international affairs Amir Hossein Zamaninia and Gazpromneft senior management."

Lukoil and Indonesia’s Pertamina individually proposed plans to develop the bangestan reservoir of the Mansouri oil field.

Located in south-west Iran and 45km south-east of Ahwaz, Mansouri oil field was identified using geophysical methods in 1962.

The field’s Asmari and Bangestan reservoirs were discovered in the same year.

Under a cooperation agreement, Iran and Russia agreed to conduct workshops to exchange best practices and technologies on enhanced oil recovery (EOR) and maximisation of production from oilfields.  

Last month, Turkey’s Unit International signed a $7bn agreement with Russia's state-owned Zarubezhneft and Iran's Ghadir Investment Holding to explore oil and natural gas development opportunities in Iran.