First offshore platform installed at Iran’s South Pars phase 17 & 18

Oil&Gas Materials 3 November 2012 13:39

Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov.3/ Trend G.Mehdi/

Iran has successfully commissioned the first offshore platform related to the phases 17 and 18 of the South Pars gas field, in the Persian Gulf, the Shana News Agency quoted Pars Oil and Gas Company's managing director Mousa Souri as saying.

"Designing, building, and commissioning the platform took 51 months," Souri said, adding that construction of the second platform is completed by 90 percent.

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 the total world reserves, and more than 18 billion barrels of liquefied natural gas resources.

The Development plan of the phases 17 and 18 of the South Pars gas field aims to produce 50 million cubic meters of refined gas, 70 million cubic meters of ethane and 400 tons of sulfur per day as well as the production of one million tons of liquefied gas and 27 million barrels of gas condensate per year.