Third train of SP phases 22-24 sweetening refinery comes online

December 10, 2018 - 21:3

TEHRAN- The third train of sweetening refinery of phases 22, 23 and 24 of Iran’s South Pars gas field was put into operation and the phases are ready to receive sour gas, operator of the phases announced.

According to Farhad Izadjou, this line is currently producing 8 million cubic meters of sweet gas from the sour gas supplied by phases 6, 7 and 8.

“When reaches its full potential, this line will process 500 million cubic feet (14.2 million cubic meters) of sour gas,” he added.

Izadjou further noted that the first and second trains of South Pars phases 22-24 sweetening refinery are also receiving the sour gas produced in phase 6, 7 and 8.

According to the operator of the phases, while completely operational, this refinery complex will be able to process 1.5 billion cubic feet (42.4 million cubic meters) of sour gas in a daily basis.

South Pars phases 22-24 development project aims for producing 56 million cubic meters of sour gas per day, a daily production of 50 million cubic meters of methane, 2900 tons of LPG, 2750 tons of ethane, 75,000 barrels of gas condensate and 400 tons of sulfur.

South Pars, which Iran shares with Qatar in the Persian Gulf, is estimated to contain a significant amount of natural gas, accounting for about eight percent of the world’s reserves, and approximately 18 billion barrels of condensate.

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