South Pars gas drives Aghajari

Iran has inaugurated what it claims is the world’s largest gas injection project, supplied by reserves from the South Pars field in the Persian Gulf.

Offshore staff

TEHRAN -- Iran has inaugurated what it claims is the world’s largest gas injection project, supplied by reserves from the South Pars field in the Persian Gulf.

Gas from South Pars phases 6, 7, and 8 will be injected into the onshore Aghajari oil field in southern Iran at a rate of 1 bcf/d to help extract 200,000 b/d of oil.

Without this support, production at Aghajari would have been restricted to 50,000 b/d, according to the country’s Petroenergy Information Network, Shana.

In another report from Shana, NIOC’s managing director Seifollah Jashnsaz said that negotiations for development of South Pars phases 27 and 28 were being finalized with Iranian company Petropars. A contract would be signed in the next few weeks in the presence of the Minister of Oil, he added.

Jashnsaz also said that the newly built semisubmersible drilling rig Iran-Alborz would start operations this week in the Iranian sector of the Caspian Sea.

06/08/2009

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