Elf-Aquitaine candidate to operate Iranian Pars Sud
gas field: report
PARIS, Sept 6 (AFP) - The French oil group Elf-Aquitaine has made proposals
to operate one of the biggest natural gas fields in the world at South
Pars in Iran, the Les Echos newspaper reported on Monday.
Elf had tended an offer to operate zones six, seven and eight of the
reserves in the Gulf.
Elf was also preparing to make proposals for zones four and five, the
report said, noting that operation of these resources would require the
drilling of at least 10 wells, the construction of two off-shore platforms,
and of two pipelines, each 105 kilometres (65.6 miles) long.
Elf might also make a proposal to operate the Mehr sector in the north
of the Gulf.
On April 4, Elf-Aquitaine and the Canadian company Bow Valley signed
a contract of 300 million dollars with Tehran to operate an off-shore
field at Balal in the Gulf.