KEPCO|Plan & Projects

Plan & Projects

Exploration Activities in Caspian Sea and the adjacent Provinces of Mazandaran, Golestan and Gilan

  • 28500 km 2D seismic and 4200 km2 3D seismic of shallow and deep water of Caspian Sea.
  • 2800 km 2D seismic and 200 km2 3D Land Seismic.
  • Identification of 46 small and large hydrocarbon prospects by comprehensive and systematic 2D seismic studies in South Caspian Sea.
  • Prioritizing the identified structures in Caspian Sea based on 2D seismic, reservoir appraisal, risk assessment and other geological and geochemical properties which resulted in 8 structures.
  • Codifying the “Strategic Master Development Plan” (SMDP), and singling out prospect 6.2 as the first priority for exploration.
  • From total of 22 exploration wells, 17 were in land (Mazandaran, Golestan and Gilan provinces), 3 in shallow water and 2 in deepwater of Caspian Sea.
  • Exploration of Sardar-e-Jangal oil field in Block 6.
  • Revising and updating information concerning South Caspian Studies (SCSG) and other probable reservoir.


Future Plans

  • Geological studies of exploration blocks in deepwater, shallow water of South Caspian Sea in addition of three adjacent provinces.
  • 2D and 3D seismic in prioritized blocks in Caspian Sea and three adjacent provinces.
  • Drilling operations for 10 wells located in prioritized blocks in deepwater, one well in shallow water with 7 onshore wells. 
  • Geological review of drilled wells in shallow water of Caspian Sea.

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KEPCO amid many other companies is a subdivision of National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) founded in January 1998. KEPCO is an authority in exploration, development and production of oil and gas in Iran concerning South Caspian Sea and three littoral provinces of Golestan, Mazanderan and Gilan in Iran. KEPCO supervises all the contracts signed by local and international companies regarding exploration and development of hydrocarbon reserves in the area including the pertinent environmental matters. KEPCO is committed to the development of Caspian Sea oil and gas reserves as well.