Shourijeh gas recovery boosted

TEHRAN, Dec. 26 (Shana) – Iran has installed a new gas-liquid separation center at Shourijeh Gas Storage Facility which boosts recovery from the facility by nearly 12mcm/d.

Director of production at the Iranian Central Oil Fields Company (ICOFC) said the separation center took nearly 6 month for its completion by ICOFC.
Although the initial cost estimations for the project stood at nearly IRR 35bn, nearly 75% of the envisaged budget was spent for completion of the project, Alireza Toranj Zard said.

Shourijeh facility has the capacity to store 4.8 bcm of gas to be used during winter when gas consumption jumps sharply.
Before the center was launched, Shourijeh gas facility could supply 20 mcm/d of gas in winter.

The volume of gas injection into the facility currently stands at 7.5 mcm/d.
A refinery with the processing capacity of 20 mcm of gas is operating in this facility.

The storage facility will supply gas to North Khorasan, Khorasan Razavi, Mazandaran, Guilan and even Ardebil provinces in north, northeast and northwest of Iran.
Iran would no longer need to import gas from eastern neighbors.