South Pars project foundations in place

Installation of two jackets for the South Pars gas field phases 17 and 18 has been completed, according to an Iranian official.

Offshore staff

TEHRAN -- Installation of two jackets for the South Pars gas field phases 17 and 18 has been completed, according to an Iranian official. The location is 100 km (62 mi) offshore Assaluyeh in Bushehr province, southern Iran.

Ahamad Poriaei, offshore operations director for the Persian Gulf projects, added that development drilling started in March, with 44 wells to be drilled eventually in the two phases from two main and two supplementary platforms. He predicted that drilling of 22 of the wells from the main platforms would be concluded within 20 months.

Poriaei, speaking to Iranian news service Shana, said that under Phase 17, main platform SPD24 would be connected to supplementary platform SPD25 via an 18-in. (45.7-cm) pipeline. For Phase 18, the main SPD23 installation would be linked to the SPD supplementary installation through a 20-in. (51-cm) pipeline.

Facilities for the two developments have been designed for daily production of 50 MMcm (1.77 tcf) of gas, 80,000 bbl of condensate, and 400 tons (363 metric tons) of sulfur. Annually, the two phases should also deliver 1 MM tons (907,000 metric tons) of ethane and 1.05 MM tons (952,000 metric tons) of liquid gas (propane and butane LPG).

04/05/2010

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