Addressing ceremony to sign a contract between
Petroleum Engineering and Development Company (PEDEC) and the domestic company
for construction of an oil storage facility at Jask Port in Makran coastal
strip, Ali Kardor said on Sunday evening that developing Makran region would
facilitate the country’s oil exports given its proximity to east Asian markets.
He also said that Iran’s oil production capacity
could easily cross 6 million barrels per day.
The Build–operate–transfer (BOT) contract was
signed on Sunday by PEDEC CEO Touraj Dehghani and Asghar Gorzin, CEO of
Petro-Omid Asia, and Ahmad Ebrahimi, the managing director of Omid Investment
Management Group, as part of the Iranian Petroleum Ministry’s strategic plant to
develop Jask Port and deliver crude oil from Goreh, Bushehr, to Jask, southern
The project will be implemented over a period of
three years with 200 million Euros in initial investment. The tanks will be operated for a period of 15 years.
The National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) has
possessed about 5000 acres of coastal land located 65 kilometers west of Jask
city, near Mubarak Mount, for construction of special oil, gas, refining and
petrochemical projects. Thanks to a permit for construction of the 42-inch
Gorejh-Jask crude oil pipeline, part of the land in western Jask has been
allocated for the construction of an oil terminal for export of crude oil and
construction of crude oil storage tanks at Jask port, and construction of these
tanks are now on the agenda of NIOC.
The crude oil storage tanks are being built with
10 million barrels of light and heavy crude oil storage capacity, and include
20 floating roof metal tanks, each with a capacity of 500 thousand barrels.
These tanks will store the crude oil pumped from the 42-inch Goreh-Jask oil
pipeline, and pumps it to seabed pipelines and SBMs.