Karim Zobeidi, NIOC director for corporate planning, said one of the most important concerns of the Oil Ministry is the proper supply of gas during the cold season, IRNA reported.
Pointing out that by March 20, 2023, the oil production from the first phase of South Azadegan oilfield will reach 220,000 barrels per day, Zobeidi added: “Increasing production from the joint oilfields of West Karoun region is a priority for the government.”
“In Phase 14 of South Pars, the remaining three trains of the phase’s refinery will be operational soon,” he said.
Phases 22 to 24 of South Pars will go fully operational, according to the official.
Iran had previously awarded the development project of the Phase 11 to a consortium comprising France’s Total, China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), and Petropars, an NIOC subsidiary, however Total and CNPC pulled out of the project in 2019 due to the U.S. sanctions.
Currently, Petropars is developing the Phase 11 project after its partners left the contract.