Touraj Dehqani told reporters at Iran Oil Show that the Azadegan project was a clear manifestation of economic resilience instructed by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
He said that South Azadegan would see its output rise about 25,000 b/d in one month, adding that Iranian contractors have been involved in the development project over the past three years.
“In Phase 1 of development of this field, achieving 320,000 b/d output is planned. In Phase 2, the planned output would depend on the results of extraction in Phase 1,” said Dehqani.
South Azadegan, located 120 kilometers from the oil-rich city of Ahvaz in southwest Iran, is shared by Iran and Iraq.