Iran self-sufficient in building 50 percent of South Pars platforms
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct.1/ Trend F.Milad/
Roughly half of the platforms commissioned at Iran's South Pars gas field are manufactured domestically, the Iranian Offshore Engineering and Construction Company's managing director said.
He made the remarks on the sidelines of commissioning the first platform at the phase 12 of the South Pars gas field, the ISNA news agency reported.
The phase 12 is projected to produce three billion cubic feet of gas per day, he said.
Iran plans to become self-sufficient in producing 19 highly used goods which are strategic in the oil industry, the deputy oil minister for technology said in July.
Mohammad-Reza Moqaddam added that according to Oil Minister Rostam Qasemi's order, technologies for manufacturing the 19 oil goods should be indigenized by the end of the fifth five-year development plan (2015), the Mehr news agency reported.
The strategic goods include onshore and offshore drilling rigs, pumps, turbines and precision tools.
The South Pars gas field is shared by Iran and Qatar. The Iranian share, which is divided into 29 phases, has about 14 trillion cubic meters of gas, or about eight percent of total world reserves, and more than 18 billion barrels of liquefied natural gas.