Iran eyes 630 mcm/d Gas Recovery from South Pars
Iran”s gas recovery for the supergiant South Pars gas field is projected to increase by 56 mcm/d by the end of the current calendar year to March 20 2019, which will bring the country”s total gas production capacity from the field to 630 mcm/d.
The CEO of Pars Oil and Gas Company (POGC) said this would be a new record in Iran”s gas production from the joint offshore gas field. Qatar share the field with Iran in Persian Gulf waters.
Mohammad Meshkinfam said as winter approaches and given the necessity to provide sustainable and continuous gas to the country, exploitation of new phases of South Pars was accelerating.
He said the 4th train of South Pars Phase 13 refinery would come online within the next two weeks. The facility will be fed by the gas supplied from other phases of South Pars.
The official added that two offshore platforms belonging to Phase 14 of the field would become operational, each adding 28 mcm/d to the field”s sour gas production capacity.
He further said that the onshore refining facility of Phases 22-24 was ready for startup.
The offshore topside of Phase 22 has been successfully installed and it is being prepared for startup and it is expected to come online by the next three weeks with 500 mcf/d of production capacity, he added.
He said Iran is currently producing 580 mcm/d natural gas from the field which is expected to cross 630 mcm/d by late March 2019.