Iran's South Pars Gas Company boosts ethane production
BAKU, Azerbaijan, August 15
By Elnur Baghishov – Trend:
The ethane production at Iran's South Pars Gas Company's 8th refinery has increased by three tons per hour, Director of the refinery Hadi Chabuk said, Trend reports citing the company’s official website.
The director emphasized that about $16,000 was invested to increase production.
Chabuk added that a pilot project to eliminate carbon dioxide has been launched to increase ethane production.
According to him, some changes also have been made in the operation of gas drying infrastructure to improve the production process.
The 8th refinery of the South Pars Gas Company processes gas and gas condensate transported from 20th and 21th phases of the South Pars gas field. The plant produces 50 million cubic meters of sweet gas, 75,000 barrels of gas condensate, 400 tons of sulfur, 1.05 million tons of liquefied natural gas (LPG) and 1 million tons of ethane per day.
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.
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 gas pipeline.