TEHRAN, Nov. 18 (Shana) – Iran has started pumping 10 mcm/d of natural gas from phase 17 development of the massive South Pars gas field, manager of the development project of phases 17&18 said.
Hassan Boveiri said platform 17A of phase 17 is finalized and operational on Tuesday, November 17, 2015.
The phase’s production is expected to reach 15 mcm/d within the next 10 days, he said.
The gas will be fed to Iran Gas Trunkline 7 (IGAT 7) from offshore facilities to be consumed domestically, Boveiri added.
The refining capacity of phases 17&18 will reach 40 mcm/d by late December, he added.
South Pars is part of a wider gas field that is shared with Qatar. The larger field covers an area of 9,700 square kilometers, 3,700 square kilometers of which are in Iran’s territorial waters (South Pars) in the Persian Gulf. The remaining 6,000 square kilometers, referred to as the North Dome, are in Qatar’s territorial waters.
The Iranian gas field contains 14 trillion cubic meters of natural gas, about 8 percent of the world’s reserves, and more than 18 billion barrels of condensate resources.