South Pars phase 12 to come on stream next calendar year
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct.7/ Trend, F. Karimov/
Iran will inaugurate phase 12 of the South Pars gas field in the first half of the next Iranian calendar year, which starts on March 21, 2014, IRNA quoted the deputy director of Iranian Offshore Engineering and Construction Company Amir Saeid Najafi as saying.
The first platform of the phase 12 is predicted to be launched in mid-November this year, he added.
Phase 12 of the gas field is projected to yield 50 million cubic meters of gas per day in the first stage, he said.
Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh has announced that the Ministry has a special focus on completing and inaugurating the South Pars' gas field phases 12, 15, 16, 17, 18, IRINN reported.
South Pars is a joint gas field of Iran and Qatar. The field on the Iranian side holds 14 trillion cubic meters of gas and has been divided into 29 phases, Phases 1 to 8 have been developed completely, Phases 9 and 10 has been operated, but not to full capacity and Phases 11 to 29 are under construction.
During the past three years from their inauguration, Phases 9 and 10, these phases have not been developed completely and their output in total is 42mcm/d, instead of the anticipated 50mcm/d.
The development of phases 27 and 28 have not started, while based on official announcement of the Pars Oil and Gas Company in April, some of the South Pars phases have been partially completed (phase 13 by 61 percent, 14 by 47 percent, 19 by 61 percent, phases 20-21 by 46 percent, and phases 22-24 by 60 percent).