Iran’s 2 new platforms ready to be launched at South Pars gas field
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 7
By Elnur Baghishov - Trend:
Two platforms of South Pars gas field of the Phase 13 are ready to be fully operational in order to transfer gas to the onshore refineries, said Payam Motamed, the operator of Phase 13 of the offshore South Pars gas field, Trend reports via Shana news agency.
He noted that two flare stacks of two offshore platforms of the phase (13B and the satellite 13D) had been lit, adding that the pipeline to carry sour gas from the phase to onshore refining facilities would become operational soon.
He said the gas flare stacks were prepared only four days after hookup and commissioning operations which was a new record by its own.
The official said once the platform became fully operational, production of sour gas would reach 1 billion cubic feet per day (or 28 million cubic meters per day) from the phase which would be half of its projected production capacity.
Motamed further said that Iranian experts launched the two major platforms.
A 32-inch sea pipeline is build to transfer the gas to onshore refineries of the phase.
Phase 13 is being developed for production of 56 million cubic meters of rich gas per day, 75,000 billion cubic meters of gas condensates per day, 400 tons of sulfur per day and 1.05 million tons of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) per year and a million tons of ethane per year.