Oslo, 16 November 2016 - DNO ASA, the Norwegian oil and gas operator, today announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) to conduct a study concerning the development of the Changuleh oil field in western Iran.
Changuleh, discovered in 1999 but never developed, is estimated to hold more than 2 billion barrels of oil-in-place.
"Iran presents an obvious and exciting next step in expanding DNO's footprint in the region," said DNO's Managing Director Bjørn Dale. "Our low-cost, fast-track development strategy and our fractured carbonate reservoir experience in the Kurdistan region of Iraq can be easily applied and leveraged in Iran," he added.
The Company has established a wholly owned subsidiary DNO Iran AS amid preparations to increase its presence in Iran.
DNO ASA is a Norwegian oil and gas operator focused on the Middle East and North Africa. Founded in 1971 and listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange, the Company holds stakes in onshore and offshore licenses at various stages of exploration, development and production in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, Yemen, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Tunisia and Somaliland.
This information is subject to the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.