TEHRAN, July 17 – Platform 19A of the supergiant South Pars gas field was successfully installed at its designated offshore spot in the late hours of Saturday, July 16. Installation of the structure, weighing over 2,700 tons, took only two hours which is a new record in installation of such mega structures in offshore operations in Iran. The full installation of the platform will take until Tuesday. Phase 19 of the South Pars gas field is located in border regions with Qatar, which shares the field with Iran in Persian Gulf waters. Once operational, the phase will add 2 billion cubic feet of natural gas output to the field’s daily production.
Loading of platform 19A, with a capacity of recovering half a billion cubic feet of gas/day, began last month together with another platform belonging to phase 21 at Khorramshahr Yard. Abouzar 110 Barge carried the two structures. Phase 19 of the supergiant South Pars Gas Field is a leading project in new development operations over the field. The phase came on-stream in April with 7mcm/d of natural gas output. Phase 19 development of South Pars is set to produce 50 mcm/d of sweet gas, 75,000 b/d of gas condensate, 400 tons a day of sulfur, 1.05 million tons a year of liquefied petroleum gas and one million tons a year of ethane. This development phase was awarded by Pars Oil and Gas Company (POGC) to a Petropars-led consortium of Petropars Limited and Petropars Iran and IOEC in June 2010 under an engineering, procurement, construction (EPC) contract.
Petropars Limited and Petropars Iran are responsible for onshore installations and drilling operations.