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South Pars Pipe-Laying Gains Momentum

SP Pipe-Laying Gains MomentumSP Pipe-Laying Gains Momentum

Pipe-laying operations have gained momentum to connect an offshore platform of Phase 14 and a second offshore rig for Phase 13 of South Pars Gas Field in the Persian Gulf to onshore facilities in the port city of Asalouyeh, the Iranian Offshore Engineering and Construction Company's deputy for offshore affairs said.

"A 100- kilometer pipeline between Phase 14 platform and onshore natural gas processing facilities was laid using C-master vessel and the rest, that is about 35 kilometers, will be laid with the help of Oceanic 5000 crane ship owned and operated by Pars Oil and Gas Company," Mohammad Reza Bahari was quoted as saying by Mehr News Agency on Saturday.

Phases 13 and 14 projects each are aimed at producing 80,000 barrels of gas condensates per day and 400 tons of sulfur as well as 1.1 million tons of liquefied petroleum gas and 1 million tons of ethane annually to provide petrochemical plants with feedstock.

Asked about completed ventures, the official noted that Iran completed the construction of nearly 100 kilometers of pipeline to connect Phase 13 of South Pars to onshore infrastructure that is an important component in Iran's efforts to boost natural gas production from the world's largest gas field it shares with Qatar.

South Pars is the world’s largest gas field, shared between Iran and Qatar, covering an area of 3,700 square kilometers of Iran’s territorial waters in the Persian Gulf.

 

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