South Pars’ Phase 20 comes to stream

Tehran, March 19, IRNA -- Phase 20 of South Pars gas field came to stream on Sunday.

“By opening the wells of platforms of Phase 20 of South Pars and dispatching sour gas to the refinery, gas production from this phase resumed,” Deputy Managing Director of National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) for development and engineering Gholamreza Manouchehri said.

He noted that the enriched sour gas exploited from Phase 20 of South Pars will be injected to the national grid after sweetening process.

Manouchehri also announced that production from the South Pars oil layer has begun yielding.

He said that the recovered oil from South Pars oil layer will enter the FPSO vessel through a 12-inch pipeline for refining processes before being loaded onto export tankers.

Development plan of South Pars oil layer aims at daily production of 35,000 barrels from the non-joint section of the hydrocarbon field although Qatar has been recovering oil from the joint field since 1991.