Signature of the documents
was made possible thanks to implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of
Action (JCPOA), the landmark nuclear deal Tehran signed with the P5+1 group of
countries on its nuclear agenda. The deal was enforced in July 2015.
From among the MoUs, one has
turned into a contract which was signed by NIOC and a consortium comprising
Total, CNPCI and Petropars on July 3.
Moreover, National Iranian South
Oil Company signed a deal with Japan's Toyo and Petropars for renovation of
facilities and boosting production of Salman Oilfield on July 17.
Russia's Lukoil, Zarubezhneft,
Tatneft and Gazprom are also among signatories of MoUs for developing
several oil and gas fields in Iran.
A number of other deals will
be signed with Iranian and foreign energy firms before the end of the current
fiscal year to March 20 2018.