Demining & Unexploded Ordnance Clearance

Azar Oil Field is located within Zero Point of the Border zone of Mehran City in Ilam province. During the Iran-Iraq war (1980-1988) this region witnessed great battles and large areas are contaminated with land mines and unexploded ordnances. To avoid accidental explosions and as per SAED policies all personnel must participate in a “mine and UXO danger awareness” training course entitled Mine Risk Education (MRE) before beginning work at the Site.

To date, about 4000 man/hours mine and UXO danger awareness training courses (MRE) have been presented for the personnel and the guests visiting Azar Oil Field complex.

In line with the humanitarian goals of the company, more than 1000 man/hours mine and UXO danger awareness training courses (MRE) have been presented for the indigenous nomads and neighboring districts’ students. Additionally, at the request of State Welfare Organization (SWO) and Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS), company experts presented approximately 1200 hours training for about 600 Educators of these organizations.

Thus, the name “SAED” was registered as the first oil company in the world active in “humanitarian de-mining” by Geneva International Center for Humanitarian De-mining (GICHD) in Switzerland.