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Earthquake in Iran partially damaged facilities of Gachsaran Oil & Gas company

An Iranian government official said there were no reports of damage at the Bushehr nuclear complex

Teheran, April 21 - Neftegaz.RU. A magnitude 5.9 earthquake shook the south of Iran on April 18, the epicenter was reported at 50.72 longitude and 29.76 latitude, at a depth of 10 km, 28 km from Genaveh and 91 km from Bushehr.

The quake fortunately did not cause any loss of life or property, except for the collapse of the roof of the control rooms in Goreh A & C pump houses owned by the National Iranian South Oil company.
About 80% of Iran's oil exports are passed through Goureh pumping station with 9 turbines to prepare crude oil input for refining and export

No other significant damage has been reported in other subsidiaries, incl. the Iranian Offshore Oil company, Iranian Oil Terminals company, Central Iranian Oil Fields company and the Pars Energy Special Economic Zone.
The oil and gas facilities of the NIOC are operating normally and their condition is stable.

Shahbaz Safari, head of the Gachsaran Oil and Gas Production Company, said:
  • Preliminary reports indicate that the roofs of the control rooms in the Goreh A & C pumping houses have collapsed, as well as the hills adjacent to the Binak exploitation unit, but fortunately so far nor more financial losses have been reported in the company's facilities
The incident slightly disrupted crude production, workers were on the scene to try and restore operations.
The firm produces 600,000 bpd of crude and 30 mcm of gas a day.

The Iranian plateau is located in a very seismically active region of the world and is known not only for its major catastrophic earthquakes but also for the disasters relating to natural hazards, especially earthquakes.

Source : Neftegaz.RU


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