Facilities at Iran's South Pars gas field to be upgraded

Oil&Gas Materials 16 April 2020 11:35 (UTC +04:00)
Facilities at Iran's South Pars gas field to be upgraded

BAKU, Azerbaijan, April 16

By Elnur Baghishov - Trend

A number of facilities will be upgraded at the Iran-Qatar joint South Pars gas field (this field is called North Dome in Qatar) during six months of the current Iranian year (from March 20, 2020 through September 21, 2020), said Managing Director of Pars Oil & Gas Company of Iran Mohammad Meshkinfam, Trend reports citing official website of Company.

According to Meshkinfam, improvement of 13A and 13C phase platforms and wells will be conducted alongside operations to complete phase 22 and 24 platforms and wells.

Meshkinfam noted that in addition, the commissioning of the 16th phase pipeline will increase daily gas production by 55 million cubic meters.

"Excavations will begin immediately with the installation of the facility," he said.

The South Pars gas field is a joint gas field of Iran and Qatar. The proven reserves of the South Pars Gas Field have reached 51 trillion cubic meters of gas (36 trillion extractable). At present, Iran's daily gas production from the South Pars gas field is more than 700 million cubic meters.

Around 75 percent of Iran's gas is supplied by this field.

Gas from Iran's South Pars gas field is transported to refineries in the Pars Special Energy Economic Zone in the port city of Asaluyeh in Iran's southern Bushehr province via a pipeline.

The Iran's Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said that the first well in the 11th phase of the South Pars gas field will be drilled this year. France's Total and China's CNPCI withdrew from the project due to the US sanctions against Iran, and at present, Iran's Petropars Company is working on this phase.