Second platform of South Pars phase 14 installed
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 6
The second platform of phase 14 of Iran’s South Pars gas field was installed on its offshore spot on Sept. 6, Hamidreza Masoudi, the contractor of the phase said.
Platform 14C, which weighs 2,500 tons, was installed successfully on its planned location in Persian Gulf, Masoudi said, the state-run IRINN TV reported.
The official said that the platform is expected to produce 14 million cubic meters of sour gas per day.
Once the platform becomes operational, the output capacity of the gas field’s Phase 14 will increase to 28.3 million cubic meters per day.
Phase 14 of South Pars development is projected to produce 56.6 million cubic meters of sour gas, 75,000 barrels of gas condensate, and 400 tons of sulfur per day, in addition to one million tons of LPG and one million tons of ethane per year.
The first platform of phase 14 came on stream in May with a capacity to extract 14.2 million cubic meters of natural gas per day.
The offshore part of phase 14 is projected to be completed by the end of current Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2019), according to the Pars Oil and Gas Company (POGC), which is in charge of developing the field.
The huge offshore field, shared with Qatar, covers an area of 9,700 square kilometers, 3,700 square kilometers of which, called South Pars, are in Iran’s territorial waters in the Persian Gulf. The remaining 6,000 square kilometers, called North Dome, are situated in Qatar’s territorial waters.
The field is estimated to contain a significant amount of natural gas, accounting for about eight percent of the world’s reserves, and approximately 18 billion barrels of condensate.
South Pars Gas field is divided into 24 standard phases of development in the first stage. Most of the phases are fully operational at the moment.