Risk Level:
99% May harm your business future; Persons or entities that engage in transactions with this entity will be exposed to sanctions or subject to an enforcement action;

Working with this entity means supporting Iranian Regime, Regime Terrorist Activities & development of WMD

Top Alert – Entity designated / sanctioned for terror, WMD and human rights violation

According to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, owned or controlled by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), Khatam Al-Anbiya and its leaders;

Established in 2001 as Iran’s “first wholly private” oil drilling company;

Provides drilling rigs, well engineering, and procurement services for drilling projects both onshore and offshore;

Owns and operates 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;

Partner in Pars Kish Drilling Company, a joint venture with Japan Drilling Company (JDC);

In 2005, together with Halliburton, it shared a $310 million contract to develop sectors 9 and 10 of the South Pars oil and gas field;

On July 1, 2006, GHORB acquired the Oriental Kish Company (sometimes called Oriental Oil), a company drilling for oil and gas in various Persian Gulf fields, assuming control over both its activities and $90 million in equipment after Iran’s Bank Saderat, in cooperation with Credit Suisse, suspended the financing upon which Oriental Kish depended. IRGC involvement changed Oriental Kish operations. GHORB resolved a commer-cial dispute with the Romanian-owned Grup Servicii Petroliere by firing on Romanian workers from both military helicopters and ships before boarding the Romanian rig and holding its crew hostage;

Involved In:
Military Weapon Program



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

Person of interests:
Hashemi Rafsanjani (owner)

Reason for the color:
» On 24/10/2016 added on Consolidated List of Financial Sanctions Targets in the UK;
» Listed by the British government in 2015 as an entity of potential concern for WMD-related procurement;
» Added to the Specially Designated National (SDN) list maintained by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on October 25, 2007, 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;
» Listed by the European Union on 09.06, 2010 as an entity linked to Iran’s proliferation-sensitive nuclear activities or Iran’s development of nuclear weapon delivery systems and owned or controlled by or acting on behalf of KAA;
» Listed in an annex to U.N. Security Council Resolution 1929 of June 9, 2010, as an entity owned, controlled by, or acting on behalf of KAA (Khatam ol Anbia Gharargah Sazandegi Nooh), which is owned by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC); with some exceptions, the designation requires states to freeze financial assets on their territories which are owned or controlled by the entity, by its agents, by entities it owns or controls, or by entities determined by the Security Council to have assisted the designated entity in evading sanctions, and to ensure that any funds, financial assets or economic resources are prevented from being made available by their nationals or by any persons or entities within their territories, to or for the benefit of the listed entity;
» Halliburton Products and Services Ltd, along with Oriental Kish, won a drilling contract for phases 9 and 10 in 2005;

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