TEHRAN July 14 (Shana)–The main phase of the massive offshore South Pars gas field will be producing more than 60 mcm/d of gas before the start of winter, an official with Petropars company said.
Hadi Mir-Baqeri said the 60-mcm output is expected as the third and fourth trains of the Phase 12 refinery are to become operational.
He said that Phase 12 refinery is expected to process 1 bcf of gas.
Mir-Baqeri said the first cargo of NGL has also been loaded from Phase 12 of South Pars which Iran shares with Qatar.
Managing-Director of Pars Oil and Gas Company Ali-Akbar Shabanpour said recently gas desalting operations have been successfully carried out in the second unit of South Pars Phase 12 refinery.
He said the refinery is currently producing 900 mcf/d of gas, adding that the production will reach 1 bcf/d on Platform A.
At present, Phase 12 is producing 12 mcm/d of gas.
Installation of platforms B and C of Phase 12 of South Pars are expected to be completed in this month.
All wells of this phase are ready to start gas production.
Phase 12 of South Pars gas field is developed to produce 75 mcm/d of rich gas for feeding national pipeline (50 mcm/d) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) production units. This phase is also forecasted to supply 120,000 b/d of gas condensate and 750 tons a day of sulfur.
Petropars is the main contractor for this phase development.
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