South Pars offshore Iran drilling fleet continues to climb

Offshore staff

TEHRAN, Iran -- More drilling rigs are now working on the South Pars gas field offshore Iran than on the extension into Qatari waters (North field), according to Pars Oil and Gas Co.

There area currently 15 rigs are active on various phases of the South Pars development, according to Mousa Souri, POGC managing director, as quoted by the Mehr News Agency.

"The number of gas field's total drilling rigs will reach 20 by the end of current Iranian calendar year (March 19, 2013)," he said.

Souri added that up to 28 rigs could be active by end-September 2013.

Since March 20, Iran has drilled 124 offshore and onshore wells on its oil and gas fields. Currently South Pars is producing 300 MMcm/d (2.1 bcf/d) of gas.


Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now


Maximizing Operational Excellence

In a recent survey conducted by PennEnergy Research, 70% of surveyed energy industry professional...

Leveraging the Power of Information in the Energy Industry

Information Governance is about more than compliance. It’s about using your information to drive ...

Reduce Engineering Project Complexity

Engineering document management presents unique and complex challenges. A solution based in Enter...

Revolutionizing Asset Management in the Electric Power Industry

With the arrival of the Industrial Internet of Things, data is growing and becoming more accessib...