The Iranian authorities signed the first major deal in the field of energy after the lifting of international sanctions.
The French company Total and China’s China National Petroleum will pay Iran $ 5 billion for the rights to develop part of the gas field South Pars.
The consortium, in addition to Total (50,1%) and CNP (30%), will also include an Iranian company Petropars (19.9 per cent).
Under the agreement, will be drilled 30 wells.
Meanwhile, the Indian company ONGC Videsh offered Iran $ 11 billion for the right to develop the field Farzad-B and for the construction of infrastructure to export the gas from it, reports NDTV.