Huge Offshore Platform Held in Place in Iran’s South Pars
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian technicians installed the first platform of Phase 14 of the South Pars gas field after shipping the megastructure in the Persian Gulf.
Loading of the homegrown platform, weighing 2,530 tons, began in the southern port city of Bandar Abbas on January 2.
The gas-extracting structure was supposed to be installed by January 15, but bad weather hampered the maritime operation.
The platform was finally held in place on Wednesday morning, and is supposed to produce 500 million cubic feet of gas every day after coming on stream.
In April 2017, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani inaugurated phases 17, 18, 19, 20 and 21 of the South Pars gas field, whose development has been divided into 28 phases.
The energy-rich zone is located in the Persian Gulf straddling the maritime border between Iran and Qatar, covering an area of 9,700 square kilometers, of which 3,700 square kilometers belongs to Iran.
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.