With a final nuclear deal potentially just weeks away, Iran’s Petroleum Ministry is preparing for life after sanctions, and an upstream opening that promises much.

Iran’s Petroleum Ministry this week announced that it will next week release a list of 49 upstream oil and gas projects that will be on offer to foreign oil companies for investment, once a final deal on Iran’s nuclear program is reached and international sanctions on the country are lifted. (CONTINUED - 2016 WORDS)