Phase 14 is located in the northern part of the gas field, and was prioritized after phases 13, 22, 23, and 24,” said Mohammad-Mehdi Tavasolipour, reported Fars News Agency.
He noted that the Iranian economy has moved from oil to gas over the past few years.
Since South Pars is a joint field with Qatar, it is very important that Iran be able to use its share from the field, he said, adding that the project started in April 2018, and it is 88.66 percent complete.
In September, the CEO of the South Pars Gas Field Hadi Hashemzadeh Farhang said the field has experienced considerable growth in gas production over the last seven years.
“The gas industry has grown dramatically in recent years and it can be claimed that this company is now one of the largest gas companies in the world. This growth has undoubtedly happened thanks to the increase in production in South Pars, which hit a 2.5-fold record as compared with the year 2013,” said Hashemzadeh Farhang.
He also said that all the onshore refineries of South Pars were operational, excluding that of Phase 14.
The official pointed out that sweet gas production in South Pars has increased by 155 percent from 2013 to 2020.
The development of the South Pars Gas Field in recent years has led to many achievements for the country, so the rise in production of gas condensates along with the development of other sectors of the oil industry has led to the significant growth of various products and high profitability in the industry.
The South Pars gas field, which Iran shares with Qatar in the Persian Gulf, covers an area of 9,700 square kilometers, 3,700 square kilometers of which, called South Pars, are in Iran’s territorial waters. The remaining 6,000 square kilometers, called North Dome, are in Qatar’s territorial waters.