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TEHRAN (Reuters) - An Iranian state company offered on Monday to help in preventing a vast oil slick that is moving towards the coast of the United States, the Islamic Republic's old foe, from causing an "ecological disaster".
Haidar Bahmani, managing director of the National Iranian Drilling Company, said his firm was ready to provide assistance in fighting the spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the Oil Ministry's website SHANA reported.
Originally posted by jtma508
Given that Iran is a major oil producer they clearly do have expertise in drilling and containment technologies.
Originally posted by staple
reply to post by centurion1211
Tehran is a modern city. Not a bunch of tents in the desert.
The NIDC operate 63 rigs with over 6000 skilled workers. I am sure they have something to offer.
For Iran to even offer to help BP is a huge step in the right direction for humanity.
[edit on 5/3/2010 by staple]
Originally posted by centurion1211
On their own, they haven't even built enough refinery capacity to produce all the gasoline iran needs.
TEHRAN (Commodity Online) : World’s fifth largest oil exporter, Iran on Sunday said it started drilling the first exploratory oil well in its territorial waters of the Caspian Sea.
According to Iran's North Drilling Company, the drilling began last week and the drilling of the first oil well is taking place at the dept of 1,550 metres in Iran's territorial waters of the Caspian Sea.
Hedayatollah Khademi, the head of Iran's North Drilling Co has unveiled plans to put 15 drilling projects in the country's oil and gas fields on international tender, in a bid to choose qualified investors and contractors, Fars News Agency has reported. The company will soon after the approximately $100m tender, choose the qualified investors and contractors for the drilling projects in the oil and gas fields of the country, Khademi said.