MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russia's oil company Tatneft and the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) signed a preliminary agreement on cooperation in development of the Dehloran oil field in western Iran, the NIOC said in a statement published on Saturday.
"As result of meetings conducted between the two companies earlier, a memorandum was signed. I hope that we will manage to make the follow-up steps in a more serious direction," Kardor said, as quoted in the statement.
Kardor also noted, that there was also a chance for Tatneft to cooperate with Iranian companies producing various types of equipment. He noted that Tatneft’s technologies and experience in production of machinery may benefit Iran.