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Iran presses ahead with boosting South Pars output

by Indrajit Sen on Mar 15, 2016

Iran recently began sour gas recovery from Phase 19’s SPD2 platform.
Iran recently began sour gas recovery from Phase 19’s SPD2 platform.

Iran has revealed details of its efforts to boost gas output from its largest gas field, the South Pars, through state media.

The Iranian Offshore Engineering and Construction Co. (IOEC) has installed more than 215km of undersea pipelines and more than 1,900 tonnes of topsides and tripods during the past 12 months, according to the official Shana news agency.

These facilities are for phases 14, 19, 20, and 21 of the South Pars gas field development in the Gulf.

The IOEC added that the offshore section of Phase 19 is now 90% complete, while phases 20 and 21 are 86% complete.
Phase 14 is at the 65% point, with phases 22, 23 and 24 up to 98%.

Recently, sour gas recovery of 0.5mn cubic metres per day (mmcm/d) started from Phase 19’s SPD2 platform, with production to be exported via a 32 inches pipeline to onshore facilities for treatment.

Following desalting and sweetening, the gas will be injected into Iran’s national gas network for domestic consumption.

The Phase 19, 210km off the Bushehr coast, will eventually also produce 50 mmcm/d of sweet gas, 75,000 barrels per day of gas condensate, and 400 tonnes per day of sulphur.

Pars Oil and Gas Co. awarded Petropars and IOEC the EPC contract, with the former responsible for drilling operations.

Shana also reported that Iran’s Research Institute of Petroleum Industry and Total have agreed to cooperate in joint research projects in the Islamic Republic’s oil and gas industry.


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