Fail Fast, but Learn Faster – Going Global, Alberta!

  Today, Alberta carries a sustained budget deficit of $10.64b (FP, GoA), at about 10% unemployment rate, and Calgary, once the fastest growing city in Canada sits at 30% office vacancy rate and 7% residential vacancy rate (25Y all time high). The question is that will Calgary become like Detroit? Has Canadian oil and gas […]

IPC Bid Round: Prequalification

The NIOC just announced that it is offering 50 fields to international bidders, 29 of them oil fields and the remainder gas fields. What are the timelines of the prequalification process? Deadline for accepting the applications to enroll into prequalification for IPC tender: 17th of November 2016 Announcement of the qualified bidders: 7th of December […]

Iran Renewable Energy Congress – Tehran Dec 2016

Renewable energies are still in infancy stage in Iran, with only 70 MW online. The major challenge of the sector is lack of financing. Given attractive feed-in-tariff’s set by SUNA (13- 32 cents per KW/h) and availability of human resources, infrastructure and EPC capacity, Iran’s renewable energy is at the verge of a massive growth. Investments […]

What Do You Know About The IPC By-Law?

On 3 August 2016, the Council of Ministers of Iran approved a document described as the by-law governing the IPCs (the “By-law”). It should be noted that the By-law approved is not the Iran Petroleum Contract (the “IPC”). The IPC is still being finalised by the National Iranian Oil Company (the “NIOC”). The By-law was […]

What’s Up With The IPC (interview with JPT, Sep’2016)

Part of our CEO’s interview with Journal of Petroleum Technology (JPT) which is to be published on September 2016. Please contact us if any questions. How is the Iran Petroleum Contract now shaping up? What does it hold for potential international companies wishing to invest in Iranian projects? The Iran Petroleum Contract has gone through several phases of scrutiny by the […]

Can Canadian Companies Do Business with Iran?

This is a simple question, but there is not a simple “Yes” or “No” answer to it, at least not yet (up to the date of this post). Up until the 5th of February 2016 the answer to the above question was “No”. Regardless of  whether you wanted to export oilfields equipment, provide services, consulting, receiving your invoices, etc. the […]

Aramco Going Public? Where is the Catch?!

What is Saudis agenda of taking Aramco public? Saudi’s are not pleased with gradual shift of foreign policy of the US in the Middle East and in particular West’s recent agreement on containment of Iran’s nuclear ambitions (JCPOA). Once US’s strongest ally, Saudis see this as a shift towards strengthening Shia’s state in different fronts including […]

Iran Upstream Opportunities (OGFJ publication) – Jan’2016.

We are pleased to let you know that our article about “Iran upstream opportunities” was featured in Society of Petroleum Engineers website (SPE) as well as in Oil & Gas Financial Journal, Dec’2015 edition. The article is a digest review of the Iran’s upstream opportunities, NIOC, IPC and country risk profile. Subscribe in our newsletter to stay […]

SPE Seminar: An Introduction to Iran Upstream Openings

Date: Sep 29 2015 11:30 AM MDT — Tue, Sep 29 2015 1:00 PM MDT Venue: Petroleum Club, Calgary, Alberta.   Abstract: The hydrocarbon prize is huge, with 157 billion barrels of proven oil reserves and 1,200 trillion cubic feet (34 trillion cubic meters) of gas reserves, Iran offers unprecedented “company maker” opportunities. Despite having more than a […]