Phase 12 of Iran's South Pars gas field to start sulfur exports
Tehran, Iran, Nov. 9
By Milad Fashtami - Trend:
The first sulfur consignment of the South Pars gas field's phase 12 will be exported next month.
Rasoul Fallahnejad, the project manager of phase 12, said that the sulfur production unit of the phase has already started operation, Iran's IRNA News Agency reported on Nov. 9.
"The phase currently produces 250 metric tons of sulfur per day," he said, adding that the phase's sulfur output will be exported with the other phases' produced sulfur by one vessel.
He went on to note that the second sulfur production unit of the phase will come on stream by the end of the 9th Iranian calendar month (December 22).
"Once the second and third sulfur production units of the phase come on stream, the total sulfur output of Phase 12 will reach 750 metric tons per day," Fallahnejad said.
The platforms B and C of South Pars gas field's Phase 12 will also come on stream by the end of autumn (December 22).
The Managing Director of Pars Oil and Gas Company, Ali Akbar Shabanpour, said on Nov. 7 that once the platforms come on stream, the phases' output will reach 65 million cubic meters, from the current figure of 25 million.
"The Platform A with the production capacity of one billion cubic meters came of stream last year," he explained
Phase 12 is the South Pars' biggest phase in terms of volume of activities as well as investment and production levels.
When fully operational, Phase 12 will see some 75 million cubic meters of sweet gas pumped into the national gas network per annum.