Pipelay, platform programs in progress offshore Iran

Infield pipelay operations have started on the South Pars Phase 19 development offshore Iran, according to Pars Oil and Gas Co. (POGC).

Offshore staff

TEHRAN, Iran -- Infield pipelay operations have started on the South Pars Phase 19 development offshore Iran, according to Pars Oil and Gas Co. (POGC).

The 115-km (71-mi), 32-in. (81-cm) pipeline will export gas from the Phase 19 platforms to process facilities onshore, with a 4-in. (10-cm) pipeline from shore taking glycol to the platforms.

Over the next three months, Iran also expects to install the first two (main) platforms for South Pars phases 17 and 18.Development drilling is nearing a conclusion on both projects.

Operations have also started for preparation of the third and fourth(satellite) platforms for the two phases, which will jointly deliver 50 MMcm/d (1.77 bcf/d) of treated natural gas for injection to the national grid; 75,000 b/d of gas condensates for export; 1 MMt/yr of ethane for use as petrochemical feedstock; 1.05 MMt/yr of liquefied gas; and 400 t/d of sulfur for export.

9/7/2012

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