Iran saves funds at Hangam oil field thanks to new electricity lines
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jan. 22
By Elnur Baghishov - Trend:
Funds worth $2.5 million have been saved through laying electricity lines on the platforms of the Hangam oil field, shared by Iran with Oman, said Behzad Saadati, chief expert in electrical engineering and design issues at the Iranian Offshore Oil Company, Trend reports referring to the company’s website.
Saadati noted that a new substation had to be built due to the lack of 33 kilovolts of electricity on the Qeshm Island in Hormozgan province.
The expert said that this substation will convert 20 kilovolts of electricity into 33 kilovolts.
“As a result of the research, the possibility of laying power lines to the platform through 33 kilovolt cables via converter stations was determined,” Saadati noted.
Three platforms related to the Hangam oil field are located 35 kilometers away from the Hangam Island, and upper parts of these platforms are under construction.
The Hangam field has reserves of more than 700 million barrels of oil and 566 billion cubic meters (2 trillion cubic feet) of gas.