changes targeted CEOs of National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC), National Iranian
Gas Company (NIGC) and National Petrochemical Company (NPC).
three new Board members were replaced at NIOC whose CEO appointed a replacement
to Bijan Alipour at the head of National Iranian South Oil Company (NISOC).
Karbasian, New NIOC Chief
Karbasian took over from Ali Kardor at NIOC. In a letter appointing Karbasian,
Zangeneh highlighted his experience at high economic and executive levels,
saying: “I expect you to have constructive instruction with NIOC Board of
Directors in implementing projects and carrying out the significant obligations
assigned to NIOC particularly in the conditions of sanctions."
appointed to this post, Karbasian was minister of economy and finance. He
served in other posts like head of Iran Customs Administration, deputy minister
of petroleum for commercial affairs, deputy minister of commerce for foreign
commerce, deputy minister of commerce for planning and deputy minister of heavy
has pledged to put into practice options of countering international sanctions
as long as he would be in the post.
this regard, certain policies have been made at the level of Ministry of
Petroleum, the government and the Islamic Republic. Their implementation would
help blunt the unfavorable impact of sanctions," he said.
CEO for Engineering and Development Gholam-Reza Manouchehri and director of
Petroleum Ministry's debt collection committee Ali Asghar Hendi also bowed out
as Board members due to retirement. They were replaced by Saeed Khoshroo and
Zahra Goudarzi as NIOC Board Members.
Goudarzi is the first Iranian woman to be named NIOC Board member. She has
studied international trade and petroleum law from two Iranian and a Scottish
university. She has already served as contracts and legal suits expert at the
NIOC Directorate of Legal Affairs, member of Oil Contract Restructuring
Committee and senior legal negotiator in upstream oil contracts.
who is currently deputy head of NIOC for international affairs, has studied
economy at the universities of Tehran and Isfahan. For more than 20 years, he
has been engaged in various sectors of petroleum industry. He has been with the
NIOC international affairs department for ten years now.
important positions so far include deputy head for marking petroleum products,
director of petroleum products and gas condensate at NIOC office in China, gas
condensate sales manager and petroleum products pricing director.
also named Hassan Montazer Torbati as the new CEO of Iran's state-run gas firm
NIGC. Torbati, a graduate of the Amir Kabir University of Technology, had
earlier served as director of NIGC dispatching, director of NIGC consolidated
planning and director of Iran Gas Engineering and Development Company.
underscored generation of wealth and expansion of gas supply as objectives of
NIGC, saying: "Huge gas resources in the country, high-voltage lines and giant
refineries alongside gas distribution companies prepare the ground for the
production, transmission and distribution of natural gas in Iran."
also named Behzad Mohammadi as CEO of NPC, expressing hope for the
materialization of the second jump in petrochemical production in Iran through
use of financial resources available in the country and consulting experts in
light of the abundance and diversity of petrochemical feedstock.
highlighted in Zangeneh's letter of appointment for Mohammadi include increased
exports and completion of petrochemical industry value chain by supporting
balanced development between midstream and downstream petrochemical
has studied chemical engineering at the University of Shiraz. He earlier served
as CEO of Oil Industries Engineering and Construction Company (OIEC), Oil
Industries Commissioning and Operation Company (OICO), director of
commissioning for SP9 and SP10 at OIEC and R&D manager of Farabi
manager Rokneddin Javadi, who was serving as deputy minister of petroleum for
supervision on hydrocarbon resources, was replaced by Mohsen Paknejad.
letter of appointment for Paknejad, the focus is on the necessity of enhancing
recovery from operating fields.
a graduate of Amir Kabir University of Technology. His previous positions
include advisor to minister of petroleum, head of ministerial committee for
supervision on fuel supply, director of gas fields development, director of
supervision on oil products exports and technical inspection of Ministry of
Petroleum, Board Member of the Iran Central Oil Fields Company (ICOFC),
director of consolidated planning at NIOC, director-general of supervision on
petroleum products exports at petroleum ministry and CEO of Iran Oil Commercial
The new head
of NIOC, Karbasian, appointed Ahmad Mohammadi at the head of NISOC.
letter of appointment for Mohammadi, Karbasian laid emphasis on such points as
reviewing the structure and methods with a view to bringing about transparency,
facilitating and accelerating accomplishment of tasks, creating opportunities
for specialized and committed manpower, development of education for the staff
at all levels, prioritizing development projects with a focus on jointly owned
fields, attention to development of and maximum efficient recovery from oil and
gas reservoirs, enhancing production capacity and output, retrofitting existing
installations and making necessary arrangements for flexibility in production
based on plans and obligations as well as crude oil export needs.
named Jahangir Pourhang as CEO of Arvandan Oil and Gas Production Company,
stressing the need for the reconsideration of structure to handle 1 mb/d oil
production, planning for maximum engagement of local manpower in Khuzestan
Province and coordination with the Petroleum Engineering and Development
also named Abdollah Mousavi as the CEO of National Iranian Drilling Company
(NIDC), calling on him to make plans for boosting drilling efficiency and
reducing waiting time, benefiting from knowledge-based companies and
universities, applying modern drilling methods, supporting domestic
manufacturing and upgrading domestic manufacturing in the drilling industry,
particularly in HSP.
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