Giant South Pars project making progress

Offshore staff

TEHRAN -- Gas from the South Pars 12 project in the Persian Gulf should start flowing in the next year, according to Iranian news service Shana.

Processing at the onshore installation should start shortly afterwards, building to full production capacity towards end-2012.

An official for the project told Shana that laying of two of the offshore pipelines, 140 and 149 km (87/92 mi) had been completed, and a third was progressing at the rate of 2 km/d (1.2 mi/d). This 150-km (93-mi) line could be completed in April.

South Pars 12 is the largest current development project for operator Petropars, with production capacity equivalent to three conventional South Pars phases.

The development is designed to deliver 75 MMm/d (2.65 bcf/d) of gas for injection to an Iranian onshore trunkline or for delivery to planned LNG plants. Phase XII also will produce 120,000 b/d of gas/condensates and 750 tons of sulfur.


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