VIENNA, June 2 Russia's Gazprom Neft
and Austrian oil and gas group OMV signed a
memorandum of understanding to work together in Iran's oil
industry in the future, OMV said in a statement on Friday.
"Preliminary possible spheres of cooperation include
analysis, assessment and study of certain oil deposits located
in the territory of the Islamic Republic of Iran in cooperation
with the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC)," OMV said.
Vadim Yakovlev, First Deputy General Director of Gazprom
Neft, said in the statement OMV could help his company in the
initial geological assessment of two blocks in Iran.
(Reporting by Shadia Nasralla; editing by Alexander Smith)