Over 4b cu. m. of sour gas extracted from SP field in 1 month

January 29, 2008 - 0:0

TEHRAN (PIN) – South Pars Gas Complex Company’s (SPGC) Gas Production and Transmission Dept. head said 4.2 billion cubic meters of sour gas was extracted from joint South Pars field in the Iranian calendar month of Day (Dec. 22 to Jan. 21).

Mohammadreza Julaii added 3.9 billion cubic meters of gas was treated in refineries of phases 1-5 of SP field and was injected into national network.
He said the company had also produced 6.1 million barrels of gas condensates within the month-long period, adding four million barrels of condensates was transferred by tankers and two million barrels was regularly delivered to Nuri Petrochemical Complex.
According to him, about 100 thousand barrels of gas condensates has been stockpiled by the company.
Julaii said the SPGC produced 16 thousand tons of sulfur, 36 thousand tons of ethane, and 46,500 tons of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) during the month, adding all ethane was delivered to Jam Petrochemical Complex in the Pars Special Economic Energy Zone (PSEEZ) through pipeline.
According to the plan, 28 gas refineries, 25 petrochemical projects, and three liquefied natural gas (LNG) plants will be constructed in the PSEEZ.
Phases 1-5 have so far come on stream and phases 6-8 will become operational in this winter.
When phases 6-8 are put into operation, 104 million cubic meters of sour gas will be pumped to Khuzestan Province through a 56 inch pipeline per day to inject into Aghajari oilfield.
Phases 9 and 10 have been designed to produce two billion cubic feet of gas a day. The two phases are to yield 50 million cubic meters of methane, 2,600 tons of ethane, 1,200 tons of butane, 2,000 tons of propane, 77,000 tons of gas condensates, and 400 tons of solid sulfur daily.
South Pars is the world’s largest gas field, holding almost half of Iran’s gas reserves.
Located in the strategic Persian Gulf, South Pars -- the largest known gas reserves -- is shared between Iran and the tiny emirate of Qatar. It contains 1,900 TCF of in place gas and 56 billion barrels of in situ condensate in the shared region.
Production started from South Pars after commissioning of Phase 2 in Dec. 2002.