An Iranian oil official says indirect talks with Shell have already started.

Shell, NIOC meet to confer development of Iran gas field

SHANA – Anglo-Dutch oil giant Royal Dutch Shell met with officials from the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) to discuss the development project of Iran’s Kish gas field.

A delegation from Shell headed by Hand Nijkamp, Shell’s VP in Shell Upstream International, Middle East and North Africa, met with Gholamreza Manouchehri, deputy for development and engineering at NIOC, and Noureddin Shahnazizadeh, managing director of Iran’s Petroleum Engineering and Development Company (PEDEC) in Tehran on Tuesday to discuss Shell’s proposal for developing Kish Gas Field.

On December 7 2016, Shell signed three MoUs with NIOC to develop the South Azadegan and Yadavaran oil fields and the Kish gas field.