Phases 1-5 of South Pars (SP) field yielded more than three billion cubic meters of gas in the Iranian calendar month of Ordibehesht (April 21 to May 21, 2007), PIN reported. According to South Pars Gas Complex’s official statistics, some 3.162 billion cubic meters of natural gas was derived and refined from the field jointly owned by Iran and Qatar.
During the period, the complex refined and pumped 2.917 billion cubic meters of natural gas to the national transmission line. The complex also produced and exported 741.5 million barrels of gas condensates, 15,875 tons of sulfur, and 47,380 tons of LPG at the one-month time. It also supplied Pars Petrochemical Complex with 41 million cubic meters of natural gas.
Managing director of Pars Special Economic Energy Zone said five gas refineries were currently operating in the region, which fetched 20 million dollars every day.
Iran’s Minister of Petroleum Seyyed Kazem Vaziri-Hamaneh announced that Phase 6 of South Pars field would come on stream by June 5.
Gas would be injected into Phase 6 of SP, said the minister, adding Phase 7 would start its production two months after the Phase 6 exploitation and Phase 8 would be put into operation in winter.
“The project is progressing rapidly as 76 percent of the operations has been done,” said Vaziri-Hamaneh, expressing hope the pipe-laying of phases 6-8 would be complete when the refinery in Aghajari was constructed.
He pointed to negotiations with the managers of phases 9-10 development plans, predicting Phase 9 would join the national gas grid by late December 2007. Condensates exports
Iran’s South Pars (SP) phases 1-5 have so far exported over 234 million barrels of gas condensates, the Pars Oil and Gas Company (POGC) reported on Tuesday, (MNA) reported.
The last stage of exports from the phases exceeded 136 thousand barrels through Pars dock in Assaluyeh in southern Iran.
Given the last figure, 234.059 million barrels of remunerative condensates have been up to now exported by the phases.
The phases have produced 141.936 billion cubic meters of natural gas that has been injected into the national grid after undergoing refining processes.