Iran plans new drilling campaign from Persian Gulf platforms

Offshore staff

TEHRAN, IranIranian Offshore Oil Co. plans to tender drilling of new wells at the Ilam and Nasr platforms over the Siri region of the Persian Gulf.

According to news service Shana, operations will also include overhauls of the platforms.

In the northern part of the Persian Gulf, Russian company Lukoil has started looking for oil and gas reserves, according to Hormoz Qalavand, director for exploration affairs at National Iranian Oil Co.

As for South Pars, Iran’s biggest ongoing offshore field development, two platforms are expected to come onstream in the next two months at Phase 14, official Morteza Zarrin Gol told Shana.

Platforms 14C and 14A will have 22 wells operational, with the gas exported to refineries onshore for treatment. 

Phase 14 is under development by a consortium of Iran’s Industrial Development and Renovation Organization, National Iranian Drilling Co., Iran Shipbuilding & Offshore Industries Complex Co., and IOEC.

Facilities are designed to extract 56.5 MMcm/d of sour gas, 75,000 b/d of gas condensate, 1 MM tons/yr of liquefied gas, 1 MM tons/yr of ethane, and 400 tons/d of sulfur.


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