This platform which was damaged back in November 2019 has come back online with a capacity of 500 million cubic feet (14 million cubic meters), Pars Oil and Gas Company (POGC) announced, IRNA reported.
According to Alireza Ebadi, the director of production and operations at POGC, the damaged part of this 110-km pipeline was replaced and amended and was put into operation after conducting pre-commissioning tests.
The official stated that due to some limitations in supplying pipes, 72km of the mentioned pipeline has been replaced so far.
“The remaining part of this line from the shore, with a length of 40 km, will be replaced in the form of a new project,” he added.
Noting that the causes of the damage to the mentioned pipeline are still being investigated by the relevant experts and consultants, Ebadi said, “According to the work plan, in order to fully study the SP Phase 16 pipeline, and especially its non-replaced parts, the smart monitoring operation will be performed on this pipeline simultaneously during its normal operation.”
Pars Oil and Gas Company, which is in charge of developing Iran’s giant South Pars gas field, has taken preventive health measures to deal with the outbreak of the coronavirus among its employees working on the platforms and, fortunately, there has been no case of this disease so far, according to the company’s office of public relations.
South Pars Gas Field is currently divided into 24 standard phases on the Iranian side and is estimated to contain a significant amount of natural gas, accounting for about eight percent of the world’s reserves, and approximately 18 billion barrels of condensate.
The gas field 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 situated in Qatar’s territorial waters.