Production of Iran’s South Pars Gas Complex to increase

Oil&Gas Materials 10 June 2019 09:46 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, June 10

By Elnur Baghishov – Trend:

The gas production of Iran’s South Pars Gas Complex (SPGC) will increase by more than 60 million cubic meters a day by the end of the current Iranian year (started March 21, 2019), said Mohammad Meshkinfam, Managing Director of Pars Oil and Gas Company (POGC), Trend reports referring to IRNA.

According to him, with the adjustment of the parameters of the 6 platforms installed last year (started March 21, 2018), some 18 million cubic meters of gas per day can be added to the production, in addition to the aforementioned amount.

Noting that 2 offshore platforms were installed at the 14th phase of the SPGC last year and that 1 million cubic meters of sour gas were extracted from these 2 platforms, Meshkinfam added that, with the installment of the 2 remaining platforms of the 14th phase, each platform will produce 500 million cubic meters of gas per day by the end of this year.

Meshkinfam said that the gas produced by these platforms will be sent to the refineries of the SPGC for processing.

"Work carried out at the 22nd, 23rd and 24th phases will be completed by the middle of the current year and 28.3 million cubic meters (1 billion cubic feet) of sour gas will be extracted daily," he said.

The South Pars/North Dome field is the world’s biggest gas field shared by Iran and Qatar in the Persian Gulf. It is reported that the field has 51 million cubic meters of gas reserves and that it is possible to extract 36 trillion cubic meters of gas. Iran extracted 610 million cubic meters of gas daily from this gas field in 2018.