Iran's SPGC reveals processing data of its first refinery

Oil&Gas Materials 16 January 2021 20:29 (UTC +04:00)

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jan. 16

By Elnur Baghishov – Trend:

The 1st refinery of the Iran’s South Pars Gas Company (SPGC) processed 4.76 million barrels of gas condensate during the first seven months of the current Iranian year (March 20 through October 21, 2020), the Head of 1st Refinery, Behrouz Heydari told ISNA, Trend reports.

According to Heydari, in addition, the 1st refinery processed 5.02 billion cubic meters of gas within 7 months.

Heydari added that gas processing of the 1st refinery exceeds plan by 1.5 percent, at present.

The official noted that daily 25 million cubic meters of processed gas by the 1st refinery is transported to the Iranian gas network via a 56-inch pipeline. Also, 40,000 barrels of gas condensate per day are sent to storage facilities for export.

"Furthermore, the 1st refinery produces 200 tons of sulfur per day," he said.

The fuel (rich gas) of the South Pars Gas Company (SPGC) is supplied by the South Pars gas field of Iran. The rich gas is transported to the company's 1st refinery from 1st phase of the South Pars gas field.

The South Pars gas field (called North Dome in Qatar) 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. Iran has so far spent $80 billion on projects of the South Pars gas field.

Iran extracted 570 million cubic meters of gas per day from this field in the last Iranian year (from March 21, 2019, to March 20, 2020).

The South Pars gas field has the potential to produce daily 700 million cubic meters of gas and Iran is currently extracting 630 million cubic meters of gas per day from the gas field.