Zagros domain of Iran holds exploration, EOR opportunities

M.L. Bordenave Petroleum consultant ParisThe Iranian part of the Zagros Foothills and of the Persian Gulf is one of the world's most prolific oil and gas provinces. According to official figures, 93 billion bbl of oil and 810 tcf of gas would be recoverable, which correspond to 9% and 15% of the global reserves, respectively.The Zagros Domain and Iranian waters have been underexplored for the last 20 years. Petroleum exploration almost ceased in 1979 as the result of the Iranian revolution and subsequently of the Iran-Iraq war.Exploration drilling resumed in 1989 but at a relatively slow pace. National Iranian Oil Co. drilled a few oil prospects and chalked up a good success ratio. ...

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