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  • Inspection and Response to Complaints
    • 13032444000 Inspection and Response to Complaints
      Case and periodic inspection of companies, managements and headquarters units of the National Iranian Oil Company and timely response to complaints, responsibility for guiding, directing and handling complaints received (both real and legal) at the Company’s level and reflecting the results to senior management or regulatory bodies inside and outside the organization.

  • National Iranian Oil Company
    • 13031668000 Sales of crude oil and petroleum products
      • 13031668100 Sales of crude oil and petroleum products
        Marketing (including issues related to supply and demand, pricing and contracting), as well as its operational responsibility (including coordination, planning and delivery of the country's gas condensate products), coordination of crude oil consumption of the country's refineries and private consumers

      • 1303668101 Foreign Sales of Crude Oil
        Planning, organizing, directing and supervising the marketing, sales, or exchange of crude oil and concluding and executing relevant contracts internationally based on the current price index and conducting market studies and constant monitoring of price changes and supervising the settlement of contractual disputes

    • 13032439000 Provide petroleum seismic reports and hydrocarbon geological reports
      • 13032439000 Provide petroleum seismic reports and hydrocarbon geological reports
        Seismography is a study method based on physical measurement (sound resistance) of the earth and creating an image of subsurface structures. In seismic methods, which exist in two types of two-dimensional and three-dimensional seismography, by emitting sound waves from artificial energy sources such as seismic machines and memorizers in the ground and measuring the reflection waves and the time of arrival of the wave, the image below the surface of the earth is created in the form of seismic sections, which from the interpretation of these sections, an image and a map of the geometry of geological structures in the depths of the earth are obtained, and based on these maps, geological studies and exploratory excavations are performed.

Farrokh Alikhani

Deputy Manager for Production


Mohsen Khojasteh Mehr

 Chairman of the Board/ Chief Executive Officer


Analytical techniques to understand the financial regime of trade agreements, financing, investment and oil/petroleum contracts

Assuming the stability of the variables and side factors, affecting the cash flows of a project at the time of reviewing the financial régime of each contracts, it (, either in its simplistic or its complex form, as commonly used in different contract types such as E,E&P,EPC,F ,EPC&F,EPCF,.. BOT, BLT… PSA, BUYBACK...) can be considered as a main factor in determining the nominated profit or loss, remuneration fee ,Price, return on investment,…therefore ,Understanding the financial regime of a contract is a vital action to analyze all respective risks on an investment and then calculating its profits and return.

Role of words and vocabulary
 In various contracts whether simple or complex, words, idioms and multiple phrases are used along with the identified terms and provisions.
Any word or phrase may imply an economic and financial sense. Likewise, any condition or adverb used in a contract may
-          limit the meaning and the concept of a word or a phrase
-          make  a commitment and or an obligation for each party
-          lead each party to accept or reject the occurrence of an event during a specified period
-          provide the basis for specific measures or indicators
-          prohibit or produce a value or a benefit for each party
-          create risk or different hazards
-          allow any party to fraud and abuse in different ways
-          encounter the execution of the contract with several obstacles
-          cause a variety claims on the contract performance quality, any party's (contractual) rights, approving or rejecting some items of the incurred capital expenditures and the recovery mechanism of them and many other cases of this kind
-          reinforce or override the other constraints or conditions and …

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Reza Dehghan

Deputy Director of Development and Engineering


Mohsen Paknejad

Deputy Director for Production



Is it possible to submitan application for a unit with the capacity of more than 1.5 MMTPA?
Since IRAN’s Ministry of Petroleum’s resolution only determines the term and conditions of selling natural gas to units with a capacity of utmost 1.5 MMTPA, therefore this announcement’s conditions only could be applied to such units. But companies that might have requests for units with a capacity of more than 1.5 MMPTA can send their applications and all other related documents to NIOC according to theannouncement’s instructions. Received applications will be reflected to the Ministry of Petroleum for evaluation and decision making. NIOC shall not have any commitment and responsibility regarding these requests.
Is it possible to submit more than one application?
Yes. In case of sending more than one application by each company, all documents including bank guarantee for each application shall be submitted separately. 
How should be the format of requested bank guarantee?
According to the announcement’s instructions, the requested bank guarantee shall be in line with the bank guarantee format provided by Iran’s Board of Ministers’ Resolution ref. No. 1234,2/T 50659H dated 13th Dec 2015. Draft of such bank guarantee is available here.

Is it possible to get the draft of gas sale and purchase agreement from NIOC?
After determining and declaration of the qualified applicants, the draft of gas sale and purchase agreement will be sent to them for further negotiation.
What are the conditions of bank guarantee seizure?
The bank guarantee will be seized only if the qualified applicant company refuses to accept all or one of the following terms and conditions already mentioned in the announcement documents as the agreement contents:
1-      All term and conditions mentioned in Iran’s Board of Ministers’ Resolution ref. No. 1234,2/T 50659H dated 13th Dec 2015;
2-      Commitment to construct and operate SLNGUs or SCNGUs with the capacity of utmost 1.5 MMTPA and acceptance of all relevant costs and expenses including the construction costs of any required pipelines for natural gas delivery to these units
3-      Commitment to land preparation, providing required infrastructures as well as obtaining necessary authorizations and permits for construction and operation of SLNGUs or SCNGUs; and
4-      Accept that the valid duration of GSPA will be utmost twenty (20) years.
 Pre-Qualification Public Announcement
For Iran Oil and Gas Upstream Projects
Tender rounds
National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) intends to hold tender rounds for some of Iran’s oil and gas E&P projects. It hereby invites interested, qualified and reputable E&P or integrated oil companies for pre-qualification. The projects that will subsequently be tendered will be awarded under Iranian laws, rules and regulations.
Pre-qualification documents and related information such as procedures, criteria and evaluation mechanisms, will be available at as of Oct. 17th 2016. Applicants shall provide a hard copy as well as electronic files of all required documents and information to the following address up to Dec. 4th 2016:
Address: Room 501, 6th NIOC Hq., No. 671, Hafez St. (before Hafez Bridge), Tehran, Iran
Email Address:
The final list of pre-qualified applicants will be published on Dec. 21th 2016 at

Pension Fund
Petroleum Industry Pension Fund was established in 1947 and its Articles of Association were revised in 1960 and 1977. The fund belongs to its members who are all petroleum industry staff.
According to NIOC’s charter, the fund is operated by a Board of Trustees who is in fact members of the Board of Directors of NIOC.
In January 1999, the fund’s Board of Trustees adopted a decision according to which below sections have been added to the fund’s charter:
·        Board of Directors
·        Director of Fund
·        Inspection
Providing the necessary fund for paying pensions to petroleum industry retirees was the main objective of the establishment of this fund.
A Brief Account of the Statute
Pension funds contribute to investment with a view to protecting the interests of employees and retirees. To that end, the fund enjoys every right including purchase, sale and hiring of movable and immovable properties as well as commercial and economic activities.

·        Board of Trustees (NIOC’s Board of Directors)
·        Board of Directors
·        Director of fund
·        Inspection
Board of Trustees: According to article 35 of the NIOC statute, NIOC Board of Directors is the Fund's board of trustees.
Director of Fund
The director of the fund is the highest executive in the fund’s hierarchy. He is charged with coordinating affairs and safeguarding the fund’s assets. He represents the fund before government, police and judiciary officials as well as natural and legal persons.
Address: No. 671, 6th NIOC Central Building, Hafez St., Taleghani Ave., Tehran
Zip Code: 1598714513
Tel.: +98 21 88897001-9
Fax: +98 21 88917278
Iran Fuel Conservation Organization (IFCO)
Petroleum Ministry of the Islamic Republic of Iran established Iran Fuel Conservation Organization (IFCO) in 2000 in line with the country’s strategic policies in the energy sector and by virtue of Article 121 of the Third Five-Year Economic, Social and Cultural Development Plan with a saving energy, protecting the environment and taking measures for efficient energy use.
IFCO activities are generally based on studies, surveys and preparations for centralized fuel consumption. It includes all stages of fuel production and consumption. To that effect, ICFO has been tasked with:

Optimizing fuel consumption in transportation systems and vehicles

Optimizing fuel consumption in the industrial sector

 Increasing technological growth and boosting quality of products for efficient energy use

Promoting the culture of energy efficiency in the society through books, magazines and articles and media programs

Financial and scientific support for research projects of universities and institutes about energy consumption management

Address: No.23, Eastern Daneshvar St., Northern Shiraz St., Molasadra Ave., Tehran

 Zip Code: 1991813941
Tel.:+98 2188604760-6
Fax: +982188604829
National Iranian Gas Exports Company (NIGEC)
History and Mission
National Iranian Gas Exports Company (NIGEC) is an international company equipped with professional and specialized manpower. The company was established in 2001 in order to make Iran an effective country in gas transactions in the region and the world. Iran’s unique geographical position due to its location at the crossroad of East Asia and Indian Subcontinent with the Persian Gulf, Central Asia, Russia, Europe and Africa, makes it possible for the country to get involved in gas trade (imports and exports, storage, swap, transit and barter).
Objectives and Activities
Setting the stage for Iran to put its potentials into practice and play an effective role in world markets, attract foreign investment and create jobs for economic blossoming
Boosting international cooperation through export of gas and gas derivatives for effective presence in clean and environment-friendly energy trade

Strengthening diplomatic interactions through gas transactions

Building strong political and economic relations with gas buyers

Promoting Iran to the status of an effective country in gas trading

 Integration in the gas industry value chain

Flexibility in gas supply and exports and building commercial alliances with buyers and investors

 Marketing and negotiations for finalizing natural gas sale agreements and gas swap with a view to winning a good share of world gas market
Address: No.214, between Saboonchi and Ghanbarzadeh St., Khoramshahr Ave., Tehran
Tel.: +98 21 88518601
Fax:+98 21 88518600
PR Tel.:+98 21 88511100

Petroleum Industry Health Organization (PIHO)
With the start of oil gush in Masjed Soleyman and the ensuing expansion of oil activities in southern Iran, a number of healthcare centers were established by Anglo-Persian Oil Company (APOC). MIS hospital was a 115-bed facility established in Masjed Soleyman in The Middle East’s first petroleum industry hospital was established in 1914. It was the first such healthcare center in the Middle East. Industrial medicine facilities were set up in the oil-rich city of Abadan in 1950. Similar facilities opened in the Aghajari, Tehran, Kermanshah, Isfahan and Mashhad.
Now, the Petroleum Ministry’s Health and Treatment Organization runs nine specialized hospitals and polyclinics while it has contracts with more than 4,000 healthcare centers. 

Providing direct and indirect healthcare services to Petroleum Ministry, NIOC, National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC), National Petrochemical Company (NPC), National Iranian Oil Refining and Distribution Company (NIORDC) and their subsidiaries’ staff and their families

Providing occupational medicine services to the petroleum industry

Procurement of medications and medical equipment 

Providing healthcare services in other cases with the approval of General Assembly

Upgrading health indices

More effective accountability to non-medical needs of patients

Boosting healthcare quality and productivity
More communications with petroleum industry staff

Knowledge orientation

Address: No.26, 27; Behafarin St., Karimkhan Blvd, Valiasr Sq, Tehran
SMS: 30003992
Tel.: +98 2188944010 -   83306
PR Tel. and Fax: +98 21 88935711    +98 21 88892156

Research Institute of Petroleum Industry (RIPI)
Research Institute of Petroleum Industry was initially established under the title of “Iran Petroleum Industry Research Development Office” in 1959. Its primary aim was carrying out research on application of petroleum materials. After revolution of Islamic Republic of Iran, the office was changed into a center for “Research and Scientific Services” and it has continued its activities in order to achieve the objectives. In 1989, upon the formal agreement of the development council of Department of Culture and Higher Education, the center was called “Research Institute of Petroleum Industry” and with the aim of carrying out fundamental, applied, and developmental researches has continued doing its activities.
The research activities of RIPI are divided into three main sections, namely “Research and development of upstream petroleum industry paradise”, “research and development of downstream petroleum industry paradise” and “research and development of energy and environment paradise”.
Faculty of Research and Development in Upstream Petroleum Industry (FRDUPI(
FRDUPI is comprised of three independent research divisions: "Geosciences Division", "Petroleum Engineering Division" and "Reservoir Studies and Field Development Division". Apart from the three mentioned divisions, FRDUPI has also organized a "Center for Upstream Software Development".
With an emphasis on human resources, knowledge, experienced and efficient and modern equipment, with a teamwork approach, the faculty tries to doing basic research and applied studies, scientific and laboratory services and scientific consulting and management technological to meet the needs of upstream oil industry and to handle challenges of operation in the country.
Faculty of Research and Development in Downstream Petroleum Industry
The faculty consists of five Institutes of Technology refining and processing of oil, Institute of Process and IT equipment, Catalyst Institute, Institute of Chemical Technology, Polymer and Petrochemicals, the development of nanotechnology and carbon group, oil technology research and development center in Kermanshah.
Faculty of Energy and Environmental Research and Development
Consisting of three Research Divisions: Environment and Biotechnology, Industrial Protection, and Energy Technologies and a Research Group (i.e. Analytical Chemistry), conducts numerous R&D plans in order to develop the know-how and technologies required by Iran's oil industry.
Furthermore, it has the mission of offering trouble shooting services to the domestic oil industry in the fields of Energy, Industrial protection and Environment.
The faculty also has a project to develop Sirri Island to a Green Island and took over the project in Assaluyeh for quantification and modeling of air pollution in the area.
RIPI Vision and Mission
Pioneer in development of technology and technological solutions in the petroleum industry and is committed to sustainable development in 1404 perspective plan
The mission of RIPI consists of production, transmission and supply of technologies for the oil industry, development of new products, continuous improvement of operational processes and discovery programs, development and optimal utilization of energy resources. We have an active presence in the world and enjoying the mechanisms of open innovation system, improve core competencies, develop strategic relationships with academic institutions and national and international researches and product developers, to accomplish our mission. Intellectual capital is the main source of our drive towards excellence. We are committed to ethical values and sustainable development, and we are active in the design and making the environmental standards operational.
Long-term goals of RIPI
Technology Areas
Research and technology development in below fields:
·         Exploration, development and optimal utilization of hydrocarbon resources
·         Standardization, providing procurement, equipment and strategic materials needed for oil industry
·         Development, improvement and optimization of process technologies for the oil industry
·         Solving environmental problems, processes development and energy optimization
Communications and Customers
·         Development of relations with national and international academic, research and industry centers to develop, transfer, localization technologies needed for oil industry
·         Strengthening of interaction with foreign and domestic capital markets and technology
·         Customer relation management
Structure and Processes Fields
·         Deployment of knowledge management
·         Complete production chain and commercialization of technology
·         Create mechanisms to manage portfolio
·         Align the structure, processes and organizational methods
Strategic Goals
Area Sources
·         Strengthening human Resources
·         Integrating performance management with compensation
·         Create a portfolio management process with the impact of the key performance indicators in order to increase productivity
Address: RIPI, Azadi Stadium Complex Blvd, Tehran
P. O. Box: 14665-1998
Tel.: +98 21 48252085     +98 21 48252625
Fax: +98 21 44739712

Development of Oil-Rich, Gas-Rich and Impoverished Regions
Iran’s Petroleum Ministry launched the “Contribution to Development of Oil-Rich and Gas-Rich Regions” in 2000 in order to partly compensate for the impoverishment of oil and gas-rich provinces. Ten provinces were initially covered by this project.
Following visits by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and government officials, the project was expanded to 31 provinces. A total of 46,210 billion rials in credit was earmarked for the implementation of 3,988 public benefit projects, 3,085 of which have so far become operational.
Objectives and Activities
·        Upgrading facilities and expanding universities’ premises
·        Improving public health and reducing losses
·        Increasing sports facilities
·        Helping needy classes in the society
·        Quantitative and qualitative development of roads
·        Safeguarding valuable natural and environmental resources
·        Optimal use of water resources and increasing power generation and transmission
A review of activities conducted for aiding impoverished oil and gas-rich provinces
Number of Projects
Completed Projects
Credit Allocation
Title of activities
Activities in progress
Beside the allocated credits in first row there is a $50,000,000 finance promise which is for cooperation agreement between oil ministry and health ministry to purchase and implement pollution measuring stations plan in the Persian Gulf. Though, $8,000,000 has been allocated till now.
All the projects related to the credits allocated for all projects in the oil-rich areas, the decisions of the Steering Committee of government provincial trips, representatives of Parliament and provincial authorities requests and the Ministry's supreme authority.
Noting the increase in the volume of assignments notification refers to transfer of a subsidiary and other welfare projects of oil to this plan.
Address: 5th floor, NIOC 4th Central Building, Roudsar St., Hafez Ave., Tehran
Tel: +98 2188903446      +98 21 61624995
Fax: +98 21 88802954
2nd floor, NIOC 8th Central Building, No. 17, Yaghma valley, Jomhouri St., Before Hafez Bridge
Tel: +98 21 66715228
Fax: +98 66743735
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