This profile is the essential source for top-level energy industry data and information. The report provides an overview of each of the key sub-segments of the energy industry in Iran. It details the market structure, regulatory environment, infrastructure and provides historical and forecasted statistics relating to the supply/demand balance for each of the key sub-segments. It also provides information relating to the natural gas assets (gas fields, pipelines and LNG terminals) in Iran. The report compares the investment environment in Iran with other countries in the region. The profiles of the major companies operating in the natural gas sector in Iran together with the latest news and deals are also included in the report.

Scope

Historic and forecast data relating to production, consumption, imports, exports and reserves are provided for each industry sub-segment for the period 2000-2020.

Historical and forecast data and information for all the major gas fields, (Liquified Natural Gas) LNG Terminals and pipelines in Iran for the period 2005-2016.

Operator and equity details for major natural gas assets in Iran.

Key information relating to market regulations, key energy assets and the key companies operating in the Iran’s energy industry.

Information on the top companies in the Iran including business description, strategic analysis, and financial information.

Product and brand updates, strategy changes, R&D projects, corporate expansions and contractions and regulatory changes.

Key mergers and acquisitions, partnerships, private equity and venture capital investments, and IPOs.

Reasons to Buy

Gain a strong understanding of the country’s energy market.

Facilitate market analysis and forecasting of future industry trends.

Facilitate decision making on the basis of strong historic and forecast production, reserves and capacity data.

Assess your competitor’s major natural gas assets and their performance.

Analyze the latest news and financial deals in the gas sector of each country.

Develop strategies based on the latest operational, financial, and regulatory events.

Do deals with an understanding of how competitors are financed, and the mergers and partnerships that have shaped the market.

Identify and analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the leading companies in the country.

Table of Contents

1 Table of Contents 2

1.1 List of Tables 7

1.2 List of Figures 8

2 Iran (Islamic Republic of Iran) Energy Sector 9

2.1 Iran (Islamic Republic of Iran) Energy sector, Market Overview 9

2.2 Iran (Islamic Republic of Iran) Energy Sector, Natural Gas 9

2.2.1 Iran (Islamic Republic of Iran) Natural Gas, Overview 9

2.2.2 Iran (Islamic Republic of Iran) Natural Gas, Supply and Demand Balance 10

2.2.3 Iran (Islamic Republic of Iran) Natural Gas, Regulatory Structure 15

2.2.4 Iran (Islamic Republic of Iran) Natural Gas, Infrastructure 15

3 Iran (Islamic Republic of Iran) Gas Upstream Investment Environment Benchmarking 16

3.1 Introduction 16

3.2 The Overall Ranking 16

3.3 Gas Sector Performance 16

3.3.1 Exploration Activity 18

3.3.2 Gas Production 19

3.3.3 Gas Reserves 19

3.3.4 Gas Consumption 20

3.4 Economic Performance 20

3.4.1 GDP Growth Index 21

3.4.2 FDI Confidence Index 21

3.4.3 Balance of Trade Index 21

3.5 Socio-Political Performance 22

3.5.1 Democracy Index 23

3.5.2 Governance Index 23

4 Iran (Islamic Republic of Iran) Exploration and Production Sector 24

4.1 Iran (Islamic Republic of Iran) Exploration and Production Sector, Country Snapshot 24

4.1.1 Iran (Islamic Republic of Iran) Exploration and Production Sector, Key Data 24

4.1.2 Iran (Islamic Republic of Iran) Exploration and Production Sector, Natural Gas Assets Map 24

4.1.3 Iran (Islamic Republic of Iran) Exploration and Production Sector, Marketed Natural Gas-Historical Production by Type 25

4.1.4 Iran (Islamic Republic of Iran) Exploration and Production Sector, Marketed Natural Gas Production by Major Assets 26

4.1.5 Iran (Islamic Republic of Iran) Exploration and Production Sector, Market Share based on Marketed Natural Gas Production 26

4.2 Iran (Islamic Republic of Iran) Exploration and Production Sector, Marketed Natural Gas Forecasts 27

4.2.1 Iran (Islamic Republic of Iran) Exploration and Production Sector, Marketed Natural Gas Production Forecast 27

4.3 Iran (Islamic Republic of Iran) Exploration and Production Sector, Natural Gas Asset Details 28

4.3.1 Iran (Islamic Republic of Iran) Exploration and Production Sector, Active Major Natural Gas Asset Details 28

4.3.2 Iran (Islamic Republic of Iran) Exploration and Production Sector, Planned Natural Gas Asset Details 28

4.4 Iran (Islamic Republic of Iran) Exploration and Production Sector, Major Gas Discoveries 29

4.4.1 Iran (Islamic Republic of Iran) Exploration and Production Sector, Number of Major Gas Discoveries 29

4.4.2 Iran (Islamic Republic of Iran) Exploration and Production Sector, Major Gas Discovery Details 30

4.5 Iran (Islamic Republic of Iran) Exploration and Production Sector, Recent Discoveries 30

4.5.1 Jul 15, 2012: NIOC Encounters Oil Shale Deposits In Ghali Koh Region Of Iran 30

4.5.2 Mar 03, 2012: Iran Finds Huge Oil Field In Southern Province 31

4.5.3 Dec 12, 2011: Iran Finds Gas Field In Caspian Sea 31

4.5.4 May 23, 2011: NIOC Finds Oil At Khayyam Field In Iran 31

4.5.5 Feb 22, 2011: Iran Announces New Gas Field Discovery In Khorasan Razavi Province 31

4.6 Iran (Islamic Republic of Iran) Exploration and Production Sector, Drilling and Production Updates 32

4.6.1 Jul 30, 2012: NIDC To Start Drilling Developmental Wells In Phase 14 Of South Pars Gas Field, Iran 32

4.6.2 Jul 24, 2012: Pars Oil & Gas To Start Production From Phases 17 And 18 Of South Pars Gas Field In 2012 32

4.6.3 Jul 24, 2012: NIDC Provides Drilling Update 33

4.6.4 Jul 23, 2012: Petropars Provides Update On South Pars Phase 1 Gas Production Capacity 33

4.6.5 Jul 16, 2012: Iran Starts Drilling At South Pars Gas Field 33

5 Iran (Islamic Republic of Iran) Pipeline Sector 35

5.1 Iran (Islamic Republic of Iran) Pipeline Sector, Key Data 35

5.2 Iran (Islamic Republic of Iran) Pipeline Sector, An Overview 35

5.3 Iran (Islamic Republic of Iran) Pipeline Sector, Comparison of Key Natural Gas Pipeline Companies 35

5.4 Iran (Islamic Republic of Iran) Pipeline Sector, Natural Gas Pipelines 37

6 Iran (Islamic Republic of Iran) LNG Sector 39

6.1 Iran (Islamic Republic of Iran) LNG Sector, Key Data 39

6.2 LNG Sector, Liquefaction 39

6.2.1 Iran (Islamic Republic of Iran) LNG Sector, Liquefaction, Total Liquefaction Capacity 39

6.2.2 Iran (Islamic Republic of Iran) LNG Sector, Liquefaction Capacity (MMTPA) Market Share by Company 40

6.2.3 Iran (Islamic Republic of Iran) LNG Sector, Liquefaction, Asset Wise Liquefaction Capacity 40

7 Profile of China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation 41

7.1 China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation, Key Information 41

7.2 China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation, Company Overview 41

7.3 China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation, Business Overview 41

7.3.1 Chemicals 42

7.3.2 Exploration and Production 43

7.3.3 Marketing and Distribution 43

7.3.4 Others 44

7.3.5 Refining 44

7.4 China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation, SWOT Analysis 45

7.4.1 Overview 45

7.4.2 China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation Strengths 46

7.4.3 China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation Weaknesses 47

7.4.4 China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation Opportunities 47

7.4.5 China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation Threats 48

8 Profile of Eni S.p.A. 50

8.1 Eni S.p.A., Key Information 50

8.2 Eni S.p.A., Company Overview 50

8.3 Eni S.p.A., Business Description 50

8.3.1 Business Overview 50

8.3.2 Engineering & Construction 52

8.3.3 Exploration & Production 52

8.3.4 Gas & Power 53

8.3.5 Other activities 54

8.3.6 Petrochemicals 54

8.3.7 Refining & Marketing 55

8.4 Eni S.p.A., SWOT Analysis 55

8.4.1 Overview 55

8.4.2 Eni S.p.A. Strengths 56

8.4.3 Eni S.p.A. Weaknesses 57

8.4.4 Eni S.p.A. Opportunities 58

8.4.5 Eni S.p.A. Threats 59

9 Profile of ONGC Videsh Limited 61

9.1 ONGC Videsh Limited, Key Information 61

9.2 ONGC Videsh Limited, Company Overview 61

9.3 ONGC Videsh Limited, Business Description 61

9.3.1 Business Overview 61

9.4 ONGC Videsh Limited, SWOT Analysis 63

9.4.1 Overview 63

9.4.2 ONGC Videsh Limited Strengths 64

9.4.3 ONGC Videsh Limited Weaknesses 65

9.4.4 ONGC Videsh Limited Opportunities 66

9.4.5 ONGC Videsh Limited Threats 67

10 Financial Deals Landscape 69

10.1 Detailed Deal Summary 69

10.1.1 Acquisition 69

10.1.2 Debt Offerings 71

10.1.3 Partnerships 73

10.1.4 Asset Transactions 74

11 Recent Developments 75

11.1 Strategy and Business Expansion 75

11.1.1 Sep 02, 2012: Iran LNG Suspends €2.6 Billion LNG Project With China 75

11.1.2 Mar 03, 2012: NISOC Signs MoU With RIPI 75

11.2 Other Significant Developments 75

11.2.1 Sep 08, 2012: NIOC To Start Early Production From Five Phases Of South Pars In 2012 75

11.2.2 Sep 03, 2012: First Platform Of South Pars Phase To Be Installed 76

11.2.3 Sep 03, 2012: Pars Oil & Gas Starts Infield Pipe-laying Operations At South Pars Phase 19 Project, Iran 76

11.2.4 Sep 02, 2012: NIDC Drills

2.7 Million Meters Of Oil And Gas Wells 77

11.2.5 Aug 26, 2012: Iran's Seventh Gas Pipeline To Pakistan To Be Operational By September 2013 77

11.2.6 Aug 21, 2012: NIOC Provides Operations Update 77

11.3 New Contracts Announcements 78

11.3.1 Jun 18, 2012: Otto Marine Wins Time Charter Contract For New 75m Work Maintenance Vessel In Persian Gulf 78

11.3.2 Jan 06, 2012: Pars Oil and Gas Signs $182m Contract With Global Petro For Drilling Wells 78

12 Appendix 80

12.1 Abbreviations 80

12.2 Methodology 80

12.2.1 Coverage 80

12.2.2 Secondary Research 81

12.2.3 Primary Research 81

12.3 Contact Us 81

12.4 Disclaimer 82

List of Tables

Table 1: Iran (Islamic Republic of Iran), Historic and Forecast Production and Consumption of Natural Gas, Billion Cubic Feet, 2000-2020 10

Table 2: Iran (Islamic Republic of Iran), Historic and Forecast Imports and Exports of Natural Gas, Billion Cubic Feet, 2000-2020 12

Table 3: Iran (Islamic Republic of Iran), Historic Reserves of Natural Gas, Trillion Cubic Feet, 2000-2011 14

Table 4: Middle East, Investment Benchmarking, Overall Country Rankings, Oct 2012 16

Table 5: Middle East, Investment Benchmarking, Gas Sector Performance, Oct 2012 17

Table 6: Middle East, Investment Benchmarking, Economic Performance, Oct 2012 20

Table 7: Middle East, Investment Benchmarking, Socio-Political Performance, Oct 2012 22

Table 8: Middle East, Country Standings, Socio-Political Performance, by Exploration Growth-FDI Confidence and Governance Indices, Oct 2012 22

Table 9: Iran (Islamic Republic of Iran), Natural Gas Key Statistics, 2011 24

Table 10: Iran (Islamic Republic of Iran), Marketed Natural Gas Production by Type (%), 2003-2011 25

Table 11: Iran (Islamic Republic of Iran), Marketed Natural Gas Production by Major Assets (MMcf), 2003-2011 26

Table 12: Iran (Islamic Republic of Iran), Market Share (%) of Key Companies based on Marketed Natural Gas Production, 2003-2011 26

Table 13: Iran (Islamic Republic of Iran), Marketed Natural Gas Production (MMcf), Forecast by Assets, 2012- 2016 27

Table 14: Iran (Islamic Republic of Iran), Active Major Gas Field Asset Details 28

Table 15: Iran (Islamic Republic of Iran), Planned Gas Field Asset Details 28

Table 16: Iran (Islamic Republic of Iran), Number of Major Gas Discoveries, 2006-2011 29

Table 17: Iran (Islamic Republic of Iran), Major Gas Discovery Details, 2006-2011 30

Table 18: Iran (Islamic Republic of Iran), Pipeline Key Statistics, Oct 2012 35

Table 19: Iran (Islamic Republic of Iran), Natural Gas Pipeline Length by Company (Km), Oct 2012 35

Table 20: Iran (Islamic Republic of Iran), Natural Gas Pipelines, Oct 2012 37

Table 21: Iran (Islamic Republic of Iran), Natural Gas Pipelines, Oct 2012 (Contd.1) 38

Table 22: Iran (Islamic Republic of Iran), Total Liquefaction Capacity (Million Tonnes), 2005-2016 39

Table 23: Iran (Islamic Republic of Iran), Liquefaction Capacity by Company (Million Tonnes), 2005-2016 40

Table 24: Iran (Islamic Republic of Iran), Liquefaction Capacity, 2005-2016 40

Table 25: China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation, Key Facts 41

Table 26: China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation, SWOT Analysis 45

Table 27: Eni S.p.A., Key Facts 50

Table 28: Eni S.p.A., SWOT Analysis 56

Table 29: ONGC Videsh Limited, Key Facts 61

Table 30: ONGC Videsh Limited, SWOT Analysis 64

Table 31: PetroChina Plans To Acquire Oil And Gas Companies In Central Asia, East Africa, Australia And Canada 69

Table 32: MENA Hydrocarbons Completes Acquisition Of Mideast Energy For $0.85 Million 70

Table 33: National Iranian Oil Announces Public Offering Of Bonds For $1.2 Billion 71

Table 34: Pars Oil and Gas Announces Public Offering Of 20% Bonds Due 2016 For $402 Million 71

Table 35: National Iranian Oil Plans To Issue Bonds For $15,000 Million 72

Table 36: Sonatrach Plans To Form Partnership With Shell And Exxon Mobil 73

Table 37: Pakistan Petroleum Plans To Acquire Working Interest In Oil And Gas Blocks In Iran 74

List of Figures

Figure 1: Iran (Islamic Republic of Iran), Primary Energy Consumption Split by Fuel Type (%), 2011 9

Figure 2: Iran (Islamic Republic of Iran), Natural Gas Production And Consumption, Billion Cubic Feet, 2000-2020 11

Figure 3: Iran (Islamic Republic of Iran), Natural Gas Exports and Imports, Billion Cubic Feet, 2000-2020 13

Figure 4: Iran (Islamic Republic of Iran), Natural Gas Reserves, Trillion Cubic Feet, 2000-2011 14

Figure 5: Middle East, Country Standings, Gas Sector Performance, by Reserves-Exploration & Production, Oct 2012 17

Figure 6: Middle East, Country Standings, Gas Sector Performance, by Production & Consumption, Oct 2012 18

Figure 7: Middle East, Country Standings, Exploration Blocks Awarded, Oct 2012 19

Figure 8: Middle East, Country Standings, Economic Performance, by FDI Confidence- GDP Growth & Production, Oct 2012 21

Figure 9: Middle East, Country Standings, Socio-Political Performance, by Exploration Growth-FDI Confidence and Governance Indices, Oct 2012 23

Figure 10: Iran (Islamic Republic of Iran), Natural Gas Assets Map, Oct 2012 24

Figure 11: Iran (Islamic Republic of Iran), Marketed Natural Gas Production by Type (%), 2003-2011 25

Figure 12: Iran (Islamic Republic of Iran), Market Share (%) of Key Companies based on Marketed Natural Gas Production, 2011 27

Figure 13: Iran (Islamic Republic of Iran), Number of Major Gas Discoveries, 2006-2011 29

Figure 14: Iran (Islamic Republic of Iran), Natural Gas Pipeline Length by Company (Km), Oct 2012 36

Figure 15: Iran (Islamic Republic of Iran), Total Liquefaction Capacity (MMTPA), 2005-2016 39

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