BAKU, Azerbaijan, Dec. 11
By Elnur Baghishov - Trend:
Low-pressure gases are collected at Dorood 3 oil and gas plant on Kharg Island in Iran’s Bushehr district, and revenues of approximately $800,000 have been obtained this way, said Abbas Rajabkhani, manager of the Kharg oil and gas operational center, Trend reports referring to the National Iranian Oil Company’s website.
Rajabkhani noted that the collected gas is sent to Iran’s Kharg Petrochemical Plant, adding that this operation is considered an effective step in the protection of the environment.
The manager said that gas transportation project from the Forouzan gas field is being implemented. With the launch of this project, approximately 50 million cubic feet (about 1.4 million cubic meters) of sweet gas will be transported from the Forouzan field’s platform to Kharg Petrochemical Plant.
Noting that Iran faces severe sanctions, Rajabkhani said that gas flaring on the Kharg Island will be stopped soon.
Dorood 3 oil and gas plant started operating in 2007 on the Kharg Island, because production greatly declined at the Dorood field and it was predicted that 5.1 billion barrels of oil from reserves of 6.7 billion barrels wouldn’t be extracted.
It is reported that 15,400 barrels of oil are extracted daily from the offshore wells of the Dorood field and 36,500 barrels of oil are extracted from onshore wells.
Forouzan is a joint field between Iran and Saudi Arabia. Iran has 53 wells on the Forouzan field. Iran extracts 40,000 barrels of oil daily from this field.