TEHRAN, Iran – Phase 16 of the South Pars gas field development is undergoing a start-up safety review, according to Iranian news service Shana.
Ali-Akbar Shabanpour, managing director of Pars Oil and Gas Co., said hook-up operations were 90% complete, and that thePhase 16 platform should start exporting sour gas to shore during November.
The new Phase 15 platform is expected to start up one month later, he added. Phases 15 and 16 are expected to deliver at least 40 MMcm/d (1 bcf/d) of gas during the winter.
Phase 18’s new Platform A should produce 500 MMcf/d (14 MMcm/d) within the next two months, according to project manager Hassan Boveiri.
National Iranian Drilling Co. finished drilling on Phase 18 in February, and also drilled the wells for Phase 17. For the two phases, 22 wells were drilled.