South Pars yield exceeds 350 bcm

Production from the first eight phases of the South Pars gas field development in the Persian Gulf reached 350 bcm (12.36 tcf) by late September.

Offshore staff

TEHRAN -- Production from the first eight phases of the South Pars gas field development in the Persian Gulf reached 350 bcm (12.36 tcf) by late September.

Mehdi Saidi Brojeni, director of offshore platforms at South Pars, told Iranian news service Shana that 86 wells were currently in services at the eight phases, producing collectively 221 MMcm/d (7.8 tcf/d).

Since start-up in 2002, he added, phases 2 and 3 have generated more than 160 bcm (5.65 tcf). Phase 1, which came onstream in 2003, has so far delivered 39 bcm (1.38 tcf), and phases 4 and 4, both on line the following year, have to date yielded nearly 112 bcm (3.96 tcf).

Phase 6-8, which started up in 2008, have produced 40 bcm (1.4 tcf) so far.

The entire field, known on the Qatari side of the median line as the North Field, has estimated gas reserves of 50.97 tcm (1,800 tcf) and 50 Bbbl of condensates.

11/01/2010

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