The contracts were signed this morning
(Monday, March 12), by NIOC Managing Director Ali Kardor and chancellors of the
universities of Shahid Beheshti, Ferdowsi of Mashhad, Kharazmi, Shahroud
Industrial University and Shahid Chamran University of Ahwaz, with Iranian
Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh and Minister of Industry, Minister of
Science Mansour Gholami in attendance.
Accordingly, the research project
"Development of modern exploratory geochemical techniques with emphasis on
hydrocarbon modeling of sedimentary basin in North Dezful region" will be
implemented with Shahid Beheshti University, and the "Improvement of
Subsurface Illustration Improvement Technology in Exploration of Hydrocarbon
Resources in Kope Dagh Basin" will be carried out in cooperation with
Ferdowsi University of Mashhad.
Also, Kharazmi University will
co-operate with the NIOC exploration department in "Development of Carbonated
Rock Technologies in Abadan Plain", and Shahrood University of Technology will be
involved in "Geomechanics Application in Exploration of Hydrocarbon
Resources and New Technologies for Drilling and Petroleum Engineering in
The research project of Shahid Chamran
University of Ahwaz is "Development of new exploratory geochemical
technologies with emphasis on surface and subsurface geochemistry in Abadan
The duration of each of these contracts
will be 10 years, and the finances earmarked for all five research projects in
the first phase are €1.5 million and about IRR30 billion.