Iran Says Studying Iran-Oman Join Fields Is Just an Offer by DNO

He made the remarks in an interview with Shana on the sidelines of a ceremony held to celebrate inking of a Memorandum of Understanding between DNO ASA and the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) on Wednesday.

DNO has offered studying the grounds for joint extraction of Oil from the Hengam oil field by Iran and Oman, Manouchehri added.

Praising the DNO experience in onshore and offshore studies, he added that this Norwegian company should study the Chenguleh oil field and provide NIOC with its technical suggestions in the next six months.

DNO is in charge of development of Omani part of Hengam oil field in the Strait of Hormuz and has offered studying the grounds for enhanced oil recovery from the Hengam oil field in the Strait of Hormuz, Manouchehri noted.

The official underlined the importance of using unitization policy for optimized use of joint oil fields and said countries can use the policy for the joint fields they share with friend countries.

DNO has also expressed interest to study the swap of Iraq’s oil from Iran’s territory, he added.

Norwegian oil and gas operator DNO ASA inked a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) on Wednesday to develop Iran’s Changuleh oil field.

According to the cooperation document, DNO will conduct a study on development of the Changuleh oil field west of Iran.

The Changuleh field discovered in 1999 but never developed. It is estimated to hold more than 2 Bbbl of oil-in-place.