Teheran, January 9 - Neftegaz.RU.
Daily gas production from Iran’s giant South Pars gas field (in the Persian Gulf) has increased by 14 million cubic meters (mcm), Ali-Asghar Sadeqi, deputy operator of the phases 22-24 development project reported.
After the installation and implementation of the 3rd platform of the phases 22, 23, 24 of the field’s development project, sour gas from this platform is being transported to the refinery via pipelines and the daily production capacity of the field is increased by 500 million cubic feet (14.2 million cubic meters).
Mentioning the fact that all the operations regarding the construction, loading, and installation of the mentioned platform were carried out by Iranian experts, Sadeqi said the hook-up operations of the platform were done over 2 weeks despite the unstable weather conditions.
Phases 22-24 are expected to produce 56 million cubic meters of sour gas, 75,000 barrels of gas condensate, and 400 tons of sulfur per day, in addition to 50 million cubic meters of methane, 2,900 tons of LPG and 2,750 tons of ethane.
South Pars gas field, which Iran shares with Qatar in the Persian Gulf, covers an area of 9,700 sq.km, 3,700 sq. km of which, called South Pars, are in Iran’s territorial waters. The remaining 6,000 sq.km, called North Dome, are situated in Qatar’s territorial waters.
The field is estimated to contain a significant amount of natural gas, accounting for about 8% of the world’s reserves, and approximately 18 billion barrels of condensate.
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