22 research projects will be carried out in next three years with the aim of meeting Iran’s oil industry needs to chemical materials, an official at Research Institute of Petroleum Industry (RIPI) said.
Addressing at a session on promoting domestically manufacturing, RIPI’s manager for drafting a comprehensive and strategic document on chemical materials, Amir-Naser Ahmadi said the projects cost is estimated at 1.200 billion rials.
‘Producing chemical materials at home is one of the most important needs of the oil industry, the official said.
Stating that the country pays 560 million dollars for purchasing 120 thousand tons of chemical materials, Ahamdi said that the country has access to just 7 percent of chemical materials know-how.
Referring to existence of huge idle capacity at home, the official said there was the possibility to activate those idle capacities in order to meet oil industry needs to chemical materials and scale down chemical imports.
A research shows that oil industry can have access to 23 percent of the chemical materials expertise, according to the official.
He divided total needs to chemical materials to 22 divisions saying even though these divisions have their own sub-divisions, but most of oil industry needs could be classified in 22 divisions.
Referring to drafting a strategic document relating to chemical materials, Ahmadi said the document aims at promoting production of chemical materials at home by applying modern and scientific techniques, getting help from dynamic managements, setting up strategic centers relating to chemical materials, replacing chemical materials with regard to economic and environmental issues.
The fourth session of High Council of Prompting Domestically Manufacturing was held on Tuesday evening in the presence of Petroleum Minister, Rostam Qasemi and a great number of domestic manufacturers and contractors.