Iran updates progress on six South Pars phases

Offshore staff

TEHRAN, Iran – Iranian Offshore Engineering and Construction Co. (IOEC) has installed more than 215 km (134 mi) of seabed pipelines and more than 1,900 tons of topsides and tripods during the past 12 months, according to news service Shana.

These facilities are for phases 14, 19, 20, and 21 of the South Pars gas field development in the Persian Gulf.

IOEC added that the offshore section of Phase 19 is now 90% complete, while phases 20 and 21 are 86% complete.

Phase 14 is at the 65% point, with phases 22-24 up to 98%.

Recently sour gas recovery (0.5 MMcm/d) started from Phase 19’s SPD2 platform, with production to be exported via a 32-in. pipeline to onshore facilties for treatment.

Following desalting and sweetening, the gas will be injected into Iran’s national gas network for domestic consumption.

Phase 19, 210 km (130 mi) off the Bushehr coast, will eventually also produce 50 MMcm/d of sweet gas, 75,000 b/d of gas condensate, and 400 tons/d of sulphur.

Pars Oil and Gas Co. awarded Petropars and IOEC the EPC contract, with the former responsible for drilling operations.

Shana also reported that Iran’s Research Institute of Petroleum Industry and Total have agreed to cooperate in joint research projects in the oil and gas industry.


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