Baku, Azerbaijan, June 29
By Fatih Karimov - Trend: The development of Iran 's South Pars gas field phase 19 has progressed by 86.6 percent, said Hamid Reza Masoudi, the phase 19 development project manager.
He added that plans are underway to inject 14.16 million cubic meters of gas, produced from the phase 19, to the national network before winter, Iran 's Shana news agency reported June 29.
One of the platforms of the phase 19 will be commissioned in autumn, he noted.
Building onshore refinery of phase 19 has progressed by 84.7 percent, and building platforms 74.5 percent, he said, adding that drilling offshore and onshore wells of the phase have progressed by 99.5 percent.
Phase 19 will produce 25 million cubic meters of gas per day in the current year.
The project of developing the phase 19 is aimed at producing 50 million cubic meters of sweet gas plus 75,000 barrels of gas condensates, as well as 400 metric tons of sulfur per day.
1.05 million metric tons of liquid gas as well as one million metric tons of ethane in a year is the expected extraction from this phase.
The South Pars field has 14 trillion cubic meters of natural gas -or about 8 percent of the world's reserves- and more than 18 billion barrels of liquefied natural gas resources.
The field is part of a wider gas field that is shared with Qatar. The larger field covers an area of 9,700 square kilometers, 3,700 square kilometers of which are in Iran 's territorial waters (South Pars) in the Gulf. The remaining 6,000 square kilometers, referred to as the North Dome, are in Qatar 's territorial waters.
Edited by CN