First Iranian oil FPSO heads to the Persian Gulf

Feb. 14, 2017
An FPSO has sailed to the South Pars field in the Persian Gulf to recover oil from the field’s oil layer.

Offshore staff

TEHRAN, Iran – An FPSO has sailed to the South Pars field in the Persian Gulf to recover oil from the field’s oil layer.

Roham Qasemi, managing director of Petroiran Co., told news service Shana that the $300-million vessel, built in Singapore, should be ready to start offshore operations soon. He expected operator National Iranian Oil Co. (NIOC) to start production within two months, after wells in the oil layer have been connected to the FPSO and export pipeline system.

TheSouth Pars’ oil layer is 130 km (81 mi) offshore, with an estimated 7 Bbbl in place. Initial production should be 20,000-35,000 b/d.

SADRA (Iran Marine Industrial Co.) expects to launch the platform for the South Pars Phase 22 gas project by June, according to Gholamreza Manouchehri, NIOC’s deputy for development and engineering.

He was speaking during a visit to the yard where nine other South Pars platforms are currently under construction for phases 22, 23, 24, 13, and 14, each with capacity for 500 MMcf/d of gas recovery.

Manouchehri expected each platform to roll off the construction line every two to three months.

02/14/2017

Courtesy COSCO Shipping & Guangzhou Salvage Heavy Transport Co. Ltd.
Courtesy Wintershall Dea
Photo 150015501 © Curraheeshutter | Dreamstime.com
Courtesy Saipem