Rosneft was a late addition to the list of foreign firms prequalified for IPC tenders by Iran. It was added alongside fellow Russian state-owned firms Gazprom Neft and Tatneft, private sector Zarubezhneft, and Azerbaijan state firm Socar in June (MEES, 23 June). Seven of the 34 IOCs on the list are Russian.

Rosneft, Gazprom Neft, Lukoil and Zarubezhneft all submitted their proposals for the development of Iranian fields in recent days. (CONTINUED - 1009 WORDS)