Baku, Azerbaijan, June 30
By Fatih Karimov - Trend: Iran's South Pars gas field phase 1 has increased production capacity to 28 million cubic meters per day from the currently 25mcm/d, said Hadi Mirbaqeri, an official with Petropars Company.
Once the SPD-1 platform comes on stream, output from phase 1 will be increased to 28 million cubic meters per day, Iran's Shana news agency quoted Mirbaqeri as saying June 30.
Therefore, the SPD-2 platform could be detached and commissioned in phase 19, he noted.
Phase 1 of South Pars gas field is projected to produce 28 million cubic meters of gas per day, 40,000 barrels of gas condensates, and 200 metric tons of sulfur.
South Pars 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.
South Pars has been divided into 24 phases. Phase 1 to 10 of the gas field came on stream in 2009.
Iran says it boosted gas production from the South Pars gas field by 50 mcm per day in the past fiscal year, which ended on March 20. Last year, the output capacity increased by 100 mcm/d and hit 300 mcm/d.
Iran plans to inaugurate all phases of the gas field by 2018 and boost its output of this field to 720 mcm/d.
Edited by CN