Tehran, Iran, February 8
By Mehdi Sepahvand -- Trend:
The first sweetening line at the refinery of South Pars Phase 19 has come on stream, said Phase 19 Director Hamidreza Masoudi.
He added the final touches of sending sweet gas to boost pressure at a sour gas conveyance line to the refinery, as well as Platform C of Phase 19 and Satellite Platform SPD-2 will be performed in one week, Fars news agency reported February 8.
The official noted that by the end of May the second sweetening line will also come on stream, adding one billion cubic feet of gas per day to the country-wide network.
Masoudi further said that the refinery's gas condensates separation unit is also about to become operational.
The product will be then ready for export through a joint metering with Phase 12 with SPM loading, he said.
South Pars is the biggest gas field in the world, shared by Iran and Qatar. Phase 19 aims at the production of 50 million cubic meters of sweet gas per day, as well as 77 thousand barrels of gas condensates, and 400 tons of sulfur.
The field will also give 1.1 million tons of liquefied gas per year, as well as one million tons of ethane to be fed to petrochemical units.