Iran Marine Industrial Company, Sadra, is building 10 offshore platforms to develop the remaining phases of the giant South Pars Gas Field in the Persian Gulf, the deputy for development and engineering at the National Iranian Oil Company said.
"The company is expected to launch the platform of Phase 22 of the gas field which is shared by Iran and Qatar by June," Gholamreza Manouchehri was quoted as saying by Shana on Sunday. According to Manouchehri, the platforms for phases 22-24 as well as 13 and 14, each with a capacity to extract 14 million cubic meters per day of gas per day, are being built in the company's industrial section in South Pars," he noted. Following the erasing of international sanctions in January 2016, new funding has been allocated for the mega project and South Pars development work is on schedule, the official said.
Production of rich gas has started from the first offshore platform of phase 22-24 of the supergiant South Pars gas field, operation of the project said.
A local contractor developing three phases of Iran’s South Pars gas field said the construction of a new platform has been completed and the mega-structure will begin extracting offshore gas within the next few weeks.
The onshore refining facility of South Pars Phase 13 is now prepared to be fed by all the gas produced at the offshore phase in the Persian Gulf.
Iranian experts at the fourth onshore refinery of the supergiant South Pars gas field managed to renovate and run the plant’s turbo-compressors without interrupting production.
The operator of South Pars Phase 13 development project announced inauguration of the last gas sweetening train of the project’s onshore refinery.
Iran is to launch four new condensate storage plants which had added 2 million barrels of the item’s storage capacity.