Investigate the Impact of Sanctions on Expenditure of Internal Contractors Compared to Foreign Contractors - South Pars Gas Field Development

Document Type: Original Article


1 Assistant Professor, Accounting & Management Faculty, Allameh Tabatabaei University, Tehran, Iran

2 PhD Student of Oil and Gas Economics, Economics Faculty, Allame Tabataei University, Tehran, Iran


Projects are affected by many internal and external factors. Such factors could be initiated domestically or internationally. The South Pars is a mega gas field in Iran which requires billions of dollars for development and gas extraction. Its development has taken a rather long time and gone through many challenges over the last two decades; due to several challenges, especially international barriers.In this research, the effects of sanctions on the expenditurs ofselected activities in developing of pars field between internal and foreign contractors is investigated. The main purpose of this research is to calculate the cost of selected activities of South Pars phases and compare the performance of internal contractors in sanctions conditions with foreign contractors in non-sanctions conditions.For this purpose, 18 activities which were similar in all of South Pars contracts,were selected.In these three sections, after applying relative indexes,global inflation, and technology by using inferential statistics, the total cost were considered among internal and foreign contractors. Based on the statistical analysis,there was no significant difference between the expenditures of selected activities performed by internal contractors and foreign contractors Under sanctions.