POGC installs first South Pars 12 platform

Piling and concreting operations are under way on the newly installed first jacket of the South Pars phase 12 platform, according to developer Pars Oil & Gas Co. (POGC).

Offshore staff

TEHRAN --Piling and concreting operations are under way on the newly installed first jacket of the South Pars phase 12 platform, according to developer Pars Oil & Gas Co. (POGC).

Phase 12 is designed to produce 3 bcf/d of gas from the South Pars field, says project manager Soleiman Fahimi, initially via three 75 m (246 ft) tall platforms. Eventually around 78 MMcm/d of gas could be delivered, some for injection into an export trunkline system to the Iranian mainland with rich and sour gas set aside gas for conversion to LNG.

Phase 12 should also ultimately produce 120,000 b/d of gas-condensate and 750 tons (680 metric tons) of sulfur. Based on the latest revisions, the long-term scope includes drilling of 40 development wells and three appraisal wells; three standalone platforms, one central production platform, and four flaring installations.

There will also be three 32-in. pipelines for transferring processed gas, and three 4.5-in (11.4-cm), 15-km (9.3-mi) offshore pipelines for conveying glycol.

Iran Shipbuilding and Offshore Industries Complex Co. (Isoico) is responsible for design, construction and installation of the pipelines, while Petropars is the main contractor.

05/12/2009

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