Iranian expert groups launching SP phases 17&18 platforms

TEHRAN May 20 (Shana)–Two Iranian oil industry expert teams comprising 650 people headed to South Pars gas field phases 17&18 to contribute to launching two platforms in the phases 17 and 18.

The managing director of the Iranian Offshore Engineering and Construction Company (IOEC), Gholamreza Manouchehri, made the above remarks adding Abozar ship with 300 crew members is involved in a hook-up operation to connect pipelines to the platforms of the phases.

He continued similar operations will start soon with the participation of 350 crew in the phase 17.

By launching four platforms at South Pars gas field phases 12, 17&18 along with gas production from phases 15&16, the total gas production from the giant gas field will rise this year by 100 million cubic meters per day, Manouchehri told Shana.

Development of the phases 17&18 is underway with the goal of producing 50 mcm of gas, 80 thousand barrels of gas condensate and 400 tons of sulfur per day.

The phases will also deliver annually one million tons of ethane and 1.05million tons of gas liquids.  

An Iranian consortium, comprising IOEC, IDRO, NIOEC and Sadra Company, is in charge of development of the onshore and offshore sectors of 17&18 phases.
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