Iran’s South Pars phase 12 starts pumping gas to national network

Business Materials 26 November 2014 13:55 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov.26

By Fatih Karimov - Trend:

Iran's South Pars gas field phase 12 started pumping gas to the national network today, Iran's Shana news agency reported on November 26.

Rasoul Fallahnejad, Phase 12 Development Project Manager, said the fourth gas refining unit has been put into operation, increasing the phase's output by 14 million cubic meters per day.

He added that that the platform A of the phase 12 is currently producing 27 mcmpd. Platform B will come on stream in the current month and platform C will come on stream in the next month, he said.

Mohammad Javad Shams, the CEO of Petropars Ltd., which is tasked with developing Phase 12 of the South Pars gas field, said in May that Phase 12 is 95 percent complete.

He added that Phase 12 will boost daily output to 65 million cubic meters by December 21.

The output capacity of Phase 12 currently stands at 25 million cubic meters per day, which will be increased to 65 million cubic meters when the phase's platform C goes on stream, Iran's Shana news agency reported on October 27.

Phase 12 is the South Pars' biggest phase in terms of volume of activities as well as investment and production levels.

When fully operational, Phase 12 will see some 75 million cubic meters of sweet gas pumped into the national gas network per annum.

However, Iran hasn't able to commission any new gas field (even a phase of gas field) completely since 2009 and the progress in the country's biggest gas field - South Pars) had been very slow during 2009 to 2013.

In last winter, Iran started early production of gas from the phase 12 of South Pars and increased the volume to 25 mcmpd in June. Now, Iran is preparing to produce 40 mcmpd of gas production from phases 15 and 16 in coming weeks.