Gas output of Iran’s South Pars phase 12 to reach 25 million cubic meters

Tehran, Iran, May 18

By Milad Fashtami - Trend:

The gas output of Phase 12 of Iran's South Pars gas field is expected to reach 25 million cubic meters per day in one month.

Mohammad Javad Shams, Petropars Company's managing director, said on May 18 that phase 12 is expected to completely come on stream at the cost of $7.5 billion, Iran's Mehr News Agency reported.

"Currently some 8-10 million cubic meters of gas per day is being transferred to the country's national gas network from phase 12," he explained.

"Ten wells have been drilled in the first platform of phase 12," he said, adding that the second an third platforms will come on stream in summer.

South Pars is part of a wider gas field that is shared with Qatar. The larger field covers an area of 9,700 square kilometers, 3,700 square kilometers of which are in Iran's territorial waters (South Pars) in the Persian Gulf. The remaining 6,000 square kilometers, referred to as the North Dome, are in Qatar's territorial waters.

The Iranian gas field contains 14 trillion cubic meters of natural gas, about eight percent of the world's reserves, and more than 18 billion barrels of LNG resources.

Iran has the world's fourth-largest proved national reserves of oil - most of it cheap to produce - and is home to the biggest proved reserves of natural gas, some 18 percent of the global total.

According to BP's latest yearly report, Iran's dried gas output is about 160 bcm, a little more than domestic consumption level.

Iran exported 7.5 bcm of gas to Turkey and imported 4.5 bcm gas from Turkmenistan in 2012, according to BP's report.

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