Iran Asks UAE’s Help for Repairing Seabed Pipeline

Iran Asks UAE’s Help for Repairing Seabed Pipeline

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A seabed gas pipeline leakage in phase 12 of Iran’s South Pars gas field resulted in negotiation between Iran and a contractor from the UAE as Iranian side is trying to repair the pipeline.

According to Tasnim dispatches, the Iranian Pars Oil and Gas Company and Petropars Company are now studying how to repair the seabed gas pipeline.

Initially, the Iranian Offshore Engineering and Construction Company had been asked to repair the pipeline but Iran started negotiations with the Emirati company after the Iranian company announced it lacks special vessels for repairing the seabed pipeline.

Iran is set to start pumping natural gas from Phase 12 of South Pars soon. Phase 12 is the South Pars’ biggest phase in terms of volume of activities as well as investment and production levels.

Rasoul Fallahnejad, the project manager of the phase 12 of South Pars Gas field, had told reporters this month that the giant phase is planned to produce 12.5 million cubic meters per day (mcm/d) of gas in the coming week, adding that the sour gas sweetening process will take 30-45 days to complete, so that the refined gas could be available to the national grid.

He also noted that first offshore platform of the Phase 12 will see output doubled only in a month after the initial phase of natural gas production, bringing the total output of that single platform to 25 million cubic meters.

When fully operational, said the project manager, phase 12 will deliver over 75 million cubic meters a day of sweet gas to the national gas network and Iran LNG, a nearby gas liquefaction unit, and produce 120,000 barrels of condensates per day. At its peak capacity, the project will bring in $10-11 billion annually.

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