National Iranian South Oil Company

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National Iranian South Oil Company
TypeState-owned enterprise
IndustryOil and gas
HeadquartersAhvaz, Iran
Key people
Ahmad Muhammadi (CEO)[1]
ProductsOil, natural gas and liquefied gases
OwnerNational Iranian Oil Company
Number of employees
19,000 (2012)[citation needed]

The National Iranian South Oil Company (NISOC) (Persian: شرکت ملی مناطق نفت‌خیز جنوب ایران‎) is a government-owned corporation under the direction of the Ministry of Petroleum of Iran, and operates as a subsidiary of National Iranian Oil Company.

NISOC is incorporated 1971 in Masjed Soleyman, Khouzestan as Oil Service Company of Iran (OSCO).[2][3] Currently NISOC is Iran's biggest oil producer, and produce 3 million barrels of oil per day. the company is active in a land area more than 400,000 km² with headquarters in Ahvaz. NISOC is producing about 83% of all crude oil and 17% of natural gas produced in Iran[4] and ranks as the Iran's biggest oil company.[5]

National Iranian South Oilfields Company, through its subsidiaries, produces crude oil, gas, and liquefied gases. The Company’s reserves portfolio include Ahvaz Field (the world’s 3rd largest oil field) and in charge of onshore giant oilfields in Iran (like Gachsaran, Marun, Bibi Hakimeh, RagSefid and Aghajari) and focuses on onshore upstream activity in the province of Khuzestan, Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad, Bushehr and Ilam.[6] As Khuzestan is the main oil- and gas-producing province, this entity is among the most significant in the NIOC subsidiaries.[7]

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  1. ^ "Ahmad Muhammadi Assigned as NISOC CEO". Gulf Oil & Gas.
  2. ^ "Hague yearbook of international law, Volume 18". Martinus Nijhoff Publishers. 1990. ISBN 9024737494.
  3. ^ "Reading & Bates Corp. v. National Iranian Oil Co., 478 F. Supp. 724 (S.D.N.Y. 1979)". Justia.
  4. ^ "NISOC boosting oil production". IRNA. Archived from the original on 2015-11-21. Retrieved 2015-11-09.
  5. ^ US,
  6. ^ "5 Desalination Projects to Come Online Soon: NISOC". Kayhan. 4 November 2015.
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