TEHRAN, Iran – Petropars has won the contract to develop the South Pars gas field Phase 11 in the Persian Gulf, under a buyback arrangement.
Work scope of the 52-month contact includes installation of two wellhead platforms and drilling 12 wells on each facility, and construction of two 135-km (84-mi) 32-in. pipelines to export the produced gas to the shore.
South Pars Phase 11 is designed to deliver 2 bcm/d (70 bcf/d) of sour gas and 80,000 b/d of gas condensate, according to Petropars project manager, Seyyed Hadi Mirbagheri. The company is also responsible for construction of onshore reception, separation, stabilization, and gas condensate storage facilities in the onshore and installation of gas condensate export facilities.
Petropars has so far completed six phases of theSouth Pars development and is working on phases 12 and 19. Phase 12 is expected to produce first gas by end-September at 500 MMcf/d (14 MMcm/d), and build to a peak of 1 bcf/d (28 MMcm/d) in November.
Earlier, Iran signed a memorandum of understanding on supplying gas to Oman.
The signatories – Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Namdar Zanganeh and his Omani counterpart Mohammed bin Hamad Al Rumhy – agreed to start construction of a gas pipeline in the near future.
One source under discussion is the sweet gas in the offshoreKish gas field, which could be linked to Oman’s LNG plants.