3rd platform of SP phases 22-24 installed

November 13, 2019 - 15:39

TEHRAN- Platform SPD-23, which is the third platform of the phases 22, 23, 24 of South Pars gas field (in the Persian Gulf) development project was installed at its designated offshore place in phase 23, on Tuesday.

According to Ali Asghar Sadeqi, deputy operator of the phases 22-24 development project, the 2500-ton platform is going to add 500 million cubic feet (14.2 million cubic meters) of gas to the field’s output, the Public Relations Department of Pars Oil and Gas Company (POGC), which is in charge of developing the giant gas field, reported. 

The total production capacity of the phases 22-24 will reach 1.5 billion cubic feet once SPD-23 is operational, according to Sadeqi.

The official noted that the complementary drilling operations for the wells of phase 23 are done and the CRA pipes are installed in their places so with the hook-up operations completed the platform is expected to be operational soon.

Phases 22-24 are expected to produce 56 million cubic meters of sour gas, 75,000 barrels of gas condensate, and 400 tons of sulfur per day, in addition to 50 million cubic meters of methane, 2,900 tons of LPG and 2,750 tons of ethane.

South Pars gas field, which Iran shares with Qatar in the Persian Gulf, covers an area of 9,700 square kilometers, 3,700 square kilometers of which, called South Pars, are in Iran’s territorial waters. The remaining 6,000 square kilometers, called North Dome, are situated in Qatar’s territorial waters.

The field 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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