BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 11
By Elnur Baghishov - Trend
It is planned to increase production of 7th processing plant of the Iran’s South Pars Gas Company's (SPGC) complex by 5-10 percent, said Hassan Asadi, maintenance manager of the processing plant, Trend reports with reference to the complex website.
According to Asadi, following the plan completion, the processing of products from Phases 17 and 18 of the South Pars Gas Field will increase in terms of quality and quantity.
Asadi noted that in addition, a plan is being implemented to reduce the burning of flare gas. With the implementation of the plan, the burning of flare gases will be reduced by 50 percent.
The official said that sulfur production at the 7th processing plant increased by about 74 percent in the last Iranian year (from March 21, 2019 to March 20, 2020).
The 7th processing plant of the South Pars Gas Company's complex can process 50 million cubic meters of gas, 80,000 barrels of gas condensate, 3,200 tons of liquefied gas, 2,600 tons of ethane and 400 tons of sulfur per day.
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 gas pipeline.
Around 75 percent of Iran's gas is supplied by this field.
The South Pars gas field is a joint gas field of Iran and Qatar. The proven reserves of the South Pars Gas Field are estimated at 51 trillion cubic meters of gas, of which 36 trillion are extractable. At present, Iran's daily gas production from the South Pars gas field is more than 700 million cubic meters. Iran has so far spent $33 billion on projects of the South Pars gas field.