Iran inaugurates new platform at South Pars

Business Materials 15 December 2016 14:45 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 15

By Dalga Khatinoglu – Trend:

Iran has inaugurated a new platform at the Phase 21 of South Pars gas field, thus adding 28 million cubic meters per day (mcm/d) of gas to the production, SHANA reports.

“The production capacity of South Pars has reached 515 mcm/d,” Alireza Ebadi, the managing director of South Pars phases 20 and 21, said.

During the last fiscal year, the nominal production capacity of South Pars stood at 430 mcm/d.

Iran plans to launch the platform of Phase 20 with 28 mcm/d of output capacity in the coming weeks as well.

The phases 20 and 21 are a joint project aimed at producing 56 mcm/d of gas, 77 barrels per day of gas condensate, one million tons of propane and butane per year, as well as the same amount of ethane.

Iran inaugurated the second platform of Phase 18 on December 6, adding 14 mcm/d of gas to the production level.

The phases 17 and 18 are a joint project with 43 mcm/d of output. Iran plans to install the second platform at the Phase 17 to make the project fully operational with 56 mcm/d of output capacity in winter.

Iran plans to increase the gas production level at South Pars to 530 mcm/d by March 2017.

Iran’s total gas output is also planned to reach about 830 mcm/d.