Director of exploration of National Iranian oil company (NIOC) said that the expected opening of a new giant oil field in southwest Iran, and its discovery will be completed by 1398 the end of the current Iranian calendar year (March 2020).
"We expect the opening of new oil fields will become apparent by the end of the year, we will be able to bring good news to the people," said Saleh Hendi in an interview with the Tasnim news Agency.
According to officials, potential field, very similar to the recently discovered field Namavar, can be placed between the fields of AB-Teymur and Seper.
Hendi also said that this field is completely new and is not part of the already discovered fields or reservoirs.
back in November, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani announced the discovery of large oil deposits with the alleged supply of 53 billion barrels in the southwestern province of Khuzestan.
Later, the Minister of oil of Iran Bijan Namdar Zanganeh informed the press about the details of a recently discovered reservoir at the opening ceremony in Tehran.
According to Zanganeh, the reservoir is called Namvaran was the second largest discovery of oil reserves in the history of Iran's oil industry.
Nonavalanche reservoir covers 2,400 square kilometers and is at a depth of about 3.1 kilometers, and the thickness of the oil reservoirs is estimated at about 80 meters, the official said.
Territory, which covers the oil reservoir, and includes some already discovered oil fields, such as Darkhovin, Jafar, Seper, Mansuri, Susangerd and AB-Teymur, with total reserves of nearly 31 billion barrels of oil, so the new discovery, in fact, added almost 22 billion barrels to the country's oil reserves, he said.