SP Phase 16 Gas Joins Nat’l Grid

SP Phase 16 Gas Joins Nat’l GridSP Phase 16 Gas Joins Nat’l Grid

First batch of gas from Phase 16 in the South Pars field in the Persian Gulf was injected into the national gas pipeline, director of phases 15 and 16 said, IRNA reported Monday.

Reza Forouzesh said, “Close to 7.5 million cubic meters (mcm) of gas was pumped into the national gas pipeline. The same amount is to be pumped into the national pipeline every day.”

With plans to maintain the level of extraction from the offshore part of Phase 16, around 10 mcm of gas per day will be produced via the first processing train of the phase. A processing train is a liquefied natural gas plant’s liquefaction and purification facility.

Three processing trains are already operational in SP phases 15 and 16 with 23 mcm capacity per day. It is expected to surpass 25 mcm of gas per day when the third processing train becomes fully operational. Production of sweet gas via the third train of phases 15 and 16 commenced by receiving dry and natural gas from phases 6, 7 and 8.

Additionally, gas condensate is produced in the Phase 16 refinery, and moved to storage points for export.

The two phases are aimed at producing 56.6 mcm of natural gas, 75,000 barrels of gas condensate, one million tons of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), and one million tons of ethane per day to provide feedstock for petrochemical complexes.