SP Phase 12 Offshore Sour Gas Output at 51mcm

SP Phase 12 Offshore Sour Gas Output at 51mcmSP Phase 12 Offshore Sour Gas Output at 51mcm

More than 51 million cubic meters of sour gas is currently being extracted on a daily basis from the offshore section of the South Pars phase 12, the phase operator announced Saturday.

The refinery of the gas field's Phase 12 produces over 60 million cubic meters of natural gas every day, ISNA quoted Rasoul Fallah as stating.

Phase 12 receives a daily amount of less than 10 million cubic meters of sour and pipeline-quality dry natural gas from the Iran Gas Trunkline 5 (IGAT 5) and injects it into the national gas network after sweetening.

The seventh gas condensate shipment from South Pars, with a total weight of 2 million tons, was exported last week, according to Fallah.

Currently, over 2.2 billion cubic feet of sour gas is produced from the A, B and C platforms of Phase 12. Sweet gas production from the last line of phase 12 refinery will start in the next two weeks.

From the total six sweetening units of the Phase 12 refinery, five has started operation, and the total capacity of the refinery has exceeded 70 million cubic meters per day (mcm/d).

The sixth unit is expected to come on stream by the end of February.

Once fully operational, Phase 12 will inject 75 mcm/d of sweet gas to pump into the national gas network. Work on 42 out totally 45 wells earmarked for drilling has just finished. Petropars is the contractor of Phase 12 development project.

With a physical progress of 96 percent so far, Phase 12 is one of the several phases of the South Pars gas field prioritized for production of gas and other products.

Initial negotiations were held with numerous international firms such as Austria’s OMV, Venezuela’s state-owned oil company PDVSA, as well as several Indian companies, over the development of Phase 12.

However, the project has been carried out entirely by Iranian experts, after foreign companies faced restrictions in Iran’s oil and gas projects due to western sanctions.

Phase 12 is the biggest phase in terms of the volume of activities as well as investment and production level. The field is estimated to contain 14 trillion cubic meters of gas and 18 billion barrels of gas condensate.

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. It adjoins Qatar’s North Field, which measures 6,000 square kilometers.