1255 GMT August 15, 2022
Currently, 75 percent of Iran’s natural gas is supplied by 13 refineries in South Pars, said Mohammad Meshkinfam, according to Tasnim News Agency.
Referring to the localization of various technologies in the gas industry, he said, “Currently, the design, construction, operation and supply of equipment needed in the onshore and coastal sectors are done with the efforts of local experts.”
Meshkinfam said, “The SP Phase 14 refinery is the last refinery of South Pars, the development of which was delayed due to lack of financial resources, but the executive operations of this project have started and are currently underway.”
Due to the conditions and limitations caused by the coronavirus outbreak, the first train of this refinery will be put into operation by March 20, 2021, the official stated.
The official further said that the offshore section of the phase was fully operational with 56 million cubic meters per day (mcm/d) of production capacity. The last platform of the project came online on March 19, with a production capacity of 14.2 mcm/d.
The offshore section of the phase is comprised of four platforms including two satellite platforms and two main platforms each with 14.2 mcm/d of production capacity.
The Phase 14 development is aimed at producing 56.6 million cubic meters per day of rich gas, 75,000 barrels/day of gas condensate and 400 tons/day of sulfur, and one million tons/year of liquefied petroleum gas and one million tons/year of ethane to be fed to petrochemical plants.
South Pars Gas Field, which Iran shares with Qatar in the Persian Gulf, is divided into 24 standard phases of development in the first stage. Most of the phases are fully operational at present.
The offshore field covers an area of 9,700 square kilometers, 3,700 square kilometers of which are in Iran’s territorial waters in the Persian Gulf. The remaining 6,000 square kilometers, called the North Dome, are situated in Qatar’s territorial waters.