Managing director of the National Iranian Gas Export Company Alireza Kameli said that contracts have been signed with two Iranian gas companies to study construction of a pipeline for exporting gas to Oman.
The Iranian Offshore Engineering and Construction Company has been tasked with conducting studies on the offshore section of the pipeline, the company said in a statement.
The study on the onshore section was assigned to Pars Consulting Engineers, Kameli said.
The offshore section envisages building a pipeline for 200 kilometers from Kuh-e Mubarak in Iran to Oman’s Sohar port in five months. The onshore section of the pipeline in Iran will be built for another 200 km from Rudan region to Kuh-e Mubarak in six months.
Iran agreed in 2013 to export 28 million cubic meters of gas per day to Oman through a subsea pipeline for 15 years.