South Pars Phases 20, 21 to be operational within weeks

TEHRAN, Feb. 09 (MNA) – The first gas sweetening unit of Phases 20 and 21 in South Pars field will begin preliminary operation in late March.

Project Director of Phases 20 and 21 at Pars Oil and Gas Company (POGC) Alireza Ebadi said “all stages of preparation including testing of lines and connections for the refinery sector as well as all utility sections of water, electricity and steam have become completed.

“For the early production of the refinery, two sets of steam-generating boilers have been incorporated and the first gas transfer compressor (106-U) for receiving sweet gas is ready for operation,” he continued.

The official added “the implementation of the 42-inch pipeline to transfer the refinery’s product has been accomplished and will soon get connected to the nationwide pipeline.”

“With receiving gas from phases 6 to 8, the perfect condition for the full preparation of the project will be provided in the first half of the next Iranian calendar year,” underlined Ebadi noting that the wells related to these projects are being developed while seven wells will be ready for launch by the end of March and the platform of Phase 21 will be installed by early May.

The development of Phases 20 and 21 is pursued with the several aims including supply of 50 million cubic meters of refined gas for domestic use, recycling one million tons of ethane gas to be consumable in the petrochemical industry, the annual utilization of 1.05 million tons of high-quality liquefied gas for export, daily production of 75 thousand barrels of sulfur de-stabilized gas condensate for export as well as recycling 400 tons of sulfur per day for export.

 

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