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Offshore section of phases 17, 18 of South Pars ready to go

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Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh announced that the offshore section of phases 17 and 18 of the giant South Pars oil and gas field are now ready for exploitation.

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"The offshore section of South Pars phase 17 is now ready and at present two refinery lines are active in this phase," Zanganeh told reporters in the Southern city of Assalouyeh on the sidelines of a ceremony to inaugurate phase 12 of the South Pars energy hub.

"The offshore section of phase 18 of the South Pars is also ready now, while the necessary works are still underway in the onshore section," he added.

Zanganeh also underlined that the country has made good progress in developing phases 15, 16, 17 and 18 of the giant gas Pars.

The biggest phase of the South Pars field, Phase 12, officially launched operation.

Phase 12 of South Pars, shared by Iran and Qatar, is the largest phase in this gigantic gas reservoir.

This phase is expected to start producing at least 500 mcf/d of gas before the cold season starts for injection into national pipeline.

The high-pressure flare of the refinery of this phase became operational in August.

Based on coordination made between the contractor and the outsourcer of the project, gas produced from the five wells of this field was delivered to an onshore refinery in December.

By drilling 12 wells, one billion cubic feet a day of sour gas is expected to be delivered to the onshore refinery. This amount of production started at 500 mcf/d.


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