Oriental Oil Kish

Weapon Program: 

  • Military


- Second Floor, 96/98 East Atefi St., Africa Blvd., Tehran, Iran
- Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Owned or controlled by or acting on behalf of KAA (Khatam ol Anbia Gharargah Sazandegi Nooh), an Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC)-owned company with subsidiaries involved in the construction of the Qom/Fordow uranium enrichment site; associated with Iranian Offshore Engineering and Construction Company (IOEC); is a partner in Pars Kish Drilling Company, a joint venture with Japan Drilling Company (JDC); part of Global Petro Tech Group (GPT), which includes Sarvak Drilling and Engineering Services (SDS), Persia Kala Maintenance (PKM), Energy Yab Novin (ENY), and Asr Kish (ASRK); reportedly a contractor for the Pars Oil and Gas Company (POGC) and Petroleum Engineering and Development Company (PEDCO); reportedly holds 7.78% of the common shares of Columbus Silver Corporation, a silver exploration and development company operating in the Western United States; reportedly shares an address with Flora International FZE.

Provides drilling rigs, well engineering, and procurement services for drilling projects both onshore and offshore; owns and operates 11 offshore rigs, and three 2000HP land rigs in south Iran, and has a 440 foot Jackup drilling unit under contract in the Iranian territorial waters of the Persian Gulf; company officials reportedly includes Mohsen Salehi Ali, Madani Mohammad, Dastoornikoo Parviz, Momenan Hossein, Unesi Amir, Matin Nejati Ali, Abolghasem E Musavi, Mohammad Jafari, Mehdi Atrianfar, and Ahmad Salari; established in 2001.


Designated by the U.N. Security Council on June 9, 2010, pursuant to resolution 1737 (2006), as an entity of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC); subsequently designated by U.N. Security Council resolution 2231 (2015); removed from the U.N. list on October 18, 2023, following the expiration of targeted sanctions contained in resolution 2231.

Listed by the European Union on July 26, 2010, as an entity linked to Iran's proliferation-sensitive nuclear activities or Iran's development of nuclear weapon delivery systems; with some exceptions, E.U. member states must freeze assets owned or controlled by the entity, directly or indirectly, and prevent assets from being made available to it.

Added on October 25, 2007, to the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list maintained by the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), freezing its assets under U.S. jurisdiction and prohibiting transactions with U.S. parties, pursuant to Executive Order 13382, which targets proliferators of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and their delivery systems; also designated pursuant to Executive Order 13224, which targets terrorists and those providing support to terrorists or acts of terrorism; also subject to the Iranian Financial Sanctions Regulations; foreign parties facilitating transactions for the entity or otherwise assisting the entity are subject to U.S. sanctions.

Sanctioned by the governments of Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom, restricting business and financial transactions with the entity and/or freezing its assets in those countries.

Listed by the Japanese government in 2022 as an entity of concern for proliferation relating to missiles and biological, chemical, and nuclear weapons.

Listed by the British government in 2015 as an entity of potential concern for WMD-related procurement, but removed in 2017 after the U.K. withdrew its Iran list.

Mentioned Suspect Entities & Suppliers: 

Date Entered: 

August 27, 2008

Date Last Modified: 

December 21, 2023