Fasttrack setdown for Persian Gulf jacket

Offshore staff

TEHRAN, IranNational Iranian Oil Co. claims its contractors have set a new record for installation of a jacket in the Persian Gulf.

The jacket for the South Pars Phase 19 platform was installed during a nine-day operation, according to Pars Oil and Gas Co.

Phase 19 is designed to deliver 50 MMcm/d 1.76 bcf/d) of natural gas, 77,000 b/d of gas condensate, and 400 t/d of sulfur. It should also yield 1.1 MMt/yr of liquid gas and 1 MMt/yr of ethane gas, for use as feedstock by petrochemical industries.

Offshore installations will include 21 wells, four platforms, two 32-in. gas transfer pipelines (more than 260 km in total) between the main platforms and an onshore refinery, and two 4.5-in. (11.4-cm) pipelines for injecting monoethylene glycol.

Iran Offshore Engineering and Construction and Petropars are implementing the $5-billion project.


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