Iran Completes Jacket for South Pars Project
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian technicians have completed the construction of an industrial jacket to be mounted on platform C in the 12th phase of South Pars gas field, an industrial official said.
“The newly-built structure in Khoramshahr coastal yard is for the 12th phase of South Pars,” Ali Taheri, managing director of Iranian Offshore Engineering and Construction Company, told Tasnim on Tuesday.
He also added that the domestically-manufactured jacket is currently loaded on a floating barge, which is ready to transfer the cargo to the location of maritime platforms.
The South Pars gas field, whose development has been divided into 28 phases, is located in the Persian Gulf straddling the maritime border between Iran and Qatar. It is estimated that the Iranian section of the field contains 14 trillion cubic meters of gas and 18 billion barrels of condensates in place.
The larger field covers an area of 9,700 square kilometers, 3,700 square kilometers of which are in Iran's territorial waters (South Pars) in the Persian Gulf. The remaining 6,000 square kilometers, referred to as the North Dome, are in Qatar's territorial waters.
In late July, former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad inaugurated refineries of phases 15 and 16 of Iran’s South Pars gas field.
The planning, design, and construction of the 15th and 16th phases were entirely carried out by Iranian engineers and technicians.