Iran to step up output from South Pars

Iran expects to lift its natural gas output by 1 bcf/d early next month when a new platform comes on stream in the Persian Gulf.

Offshore staff

TEHRAN -- Iran expects to lift its natural gas output by 1 bcf/d early next month when a new platform comes on stream in the Persian Gulf.

According to a report by the country’s Petroenergy Information Network (Shana), the new installation is a component of the $5-billion South Pars phases 6, 7, and 8 development project. Marine Section Manager Karim Hassanzadeh said gas from these phases will be injected into the Agajari oil field for pressure support via a 504-km (313-mi) pipeline.

In a separate Shana report, Rokneddin Javadi, MD of the Iran Oil Industry Engineering and Construction Co. said that a $293-million credit facility has been issued to contractor Oyek to initiate development of South Pars Phases 20 and 21.

These two phases are being designed to deliver 50 MMcm/d of sweet gas, 77,000 b/d of gas derivatives, and 1.1 MM tons/yr of LPG, and 1 MM tons/yr of ethane. Offshore facilities will include two independent platforms, each with capacity for 11 wells producing 1,000 MMcf/d of gas. Supplies will be exported to a refinery through a 32-in. (81 cm) subsea pipeline.

09/28/2009

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