TEHRAN- Platform SPD-22, which is the first platform of the phases 22, 23, 24 of developing Iran’s South Pars gas field (in the Persian Gulf) was installed on its designated offshore spot at Friday night, Public Relations Department of Pars Oil and Gas Company (POGC), which is in charge of the gas field development, announced.
The 2,300-ton platform had been loaded at Sadra yard in the southwestern province of Bushehr in early March and is expected to start operation by mid-November, according to Farhad Izadjou, the operator of phases 22, 23 and 24.
Four platforms have been envisaged for the mentioned phases and the three other platforms are scheduled to be installed on their designated offshore spots in the Persian Gulf in the first half of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21-September 22, 2018).
Phases 22-24 are expected to produce 56 million cubic meters of sour gas, 75,000 billion 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.