2020-10-13Iran Names National Rep to OPECTEHRAN (NIOC) – Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh has appointed Afshin Javan as Iran’s national representative to the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).
In his new post, Javan will also serve as the director general of the department for OPEC affairs and relations with energy communities at the Iranian Ministry of Petroleum.
Javan is also a member of the scientific board of the institute for International Energy Studies (IIES).
Afshin Javan was born in 1966 in Tehran and holds a PhD in Oil and Gas Economics from Allameh Tabatabai University. From 2015 to 2020, he served as the Chairman of the OPEC Scientific Committee in Vienna and since 2009 he has been a member of the faculty of the Institute for Energy Studies.
Besides, he has held posts in the National Iranian Gas Export Company, the International Affairs Department of the National Iranian Oil Company, the International Affairs Department of the National Iranian Gas Company and the Materials and Energy Research Institute affiliated to the University of Science and Technology.
Afshin Javan has also penned several papers in domestic and international journals and also published several books, including Natural Gas Liquefaction in the World (Economics and Technical Issues), Glossary of Energy and Natural Gas and NGC Pricing Principles and Basics in International Markets in Persian, and the Report on Libyan Oil and Gas, Saudi Oil and Gas, and Kuwait oil and gas in English.
Examining the trends in international natural gas trade in comparison with oil, examining the impact of new pipelines on the Turkish natural gas market and forecasting the future of natural gas consumption, OPEC and four decades of activity, examining energy prices in the late twentieth, etc. are also the topics of some of the articles by Mr. Javan.