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IFP, RIPI establish oil research network

TEHRAN, Jul. 19 (MNA) – French Institute of Petroleum (IFP) and Iran's Research Institute of Petroleum Industry have pledged to cooperate in an MoU, signed Tuesday.

According to MoU, part of research projects on Iran's upstream oil and gas industries will be implemented jointly. A training roadmap in oil and gas will also be held for researchers of the RIPI. The MoU ceremony was attended by Hussein Didier, Head of IFP who told the meeting that the institute had carried out several studies in Iran's upstream oil and gas industries and according to MoU, "IFP will carry out research along with RIPI on improving well turnout and gas sweetening."

"Good measures will be taken since signing of the MoU in training on oil sector; details of cooperation on oil well turnout will be known within future months and we hope that the present MoU will help signing of research projects in larger fields as well," Mr. Didier told the ceremony.

Iranian side Mr. Hamidreza Katouzian, Head of RIPI, told the ceremony that a similar deal had also been signed for well turnout improvement in Yadavaran field; "in downstream oil and gas studies, the deal has clear references to gas sweeting and related issues as environment and tackling pollution; IFP welcomes staff training as well, and we will get help from IFP as well as their expertise in the RIPI," he detailed. "We hope the MoU will bring both sides to a position to use mutual experiences and cutting-edge technologies in upstream oil and gas industries; the MoU seeks to bring development to country's oil industry in shortest of times, an objective foreseen to be realized by implementation of the different fields of cooperation with IFP," he said.

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