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Aref Nazari

Head of the Energy Portfolio

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Energy Portfolio

In 2008, CAST established Oil, Gas and Green Energy (OGGE) portfolio considering elite talents in academia and many cooperation potentials in the mentioned industries. In less than one year, we have accomplished our first industrial project in gas pipeline industry. Numerous opportunities in maintenance activities in oil and gas industry besides former successful cooperation experience led to define and implement many projects, such as:

  • Local Inspection of Gas Pipelines, Phase I
  • Design And Implementation of MFL Intelligent Pig for 30” Pipelines (Supervisor)
  • Technology Roadmap Development and Economical Feasibility Study for Design and Fabrication of Intelligent Pigs Used in Oil and Gas Pipelines

    Gas pipeline network development in Iran and necessity of providing a reliable and robust network headed toward  defining a mega project entitled “Design and Fabrication of a Gas Pipelines Test Stand”. Now our specialists are carrying out the first phase of the above mentioned mega project named “Feasibility Study and Conceptual Design” engaging previous worthwhile experiences of CAST and Iran oil and gas experts in test and maintenance of pipeline and appurtenant industries.

    Our prior mission was to provide a synergistic infrastructure to construct efficient connection between academia and oil and gas industry. Consequently, in the beginning, we had focused only on oil and gas industries., but in 2010, regarding to unique climate of Iran, green energy industry also was added to our main fields of research. Consequently, developing new ideas and opportunities truly became one of the main research fields in our portfolio.

    Finally, it is worthwhile to mention that, at this moment, our mission  is to utilize the ultimate capacity of Iranian creative elite with emphasis on implementation of applied projects in order to reach products. We are keeping to do our best in order to reach medium-term vision which is to be placed first rank among similar academic R&D centers in Iran until 2020.

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