Jan 24, 2019, 2:38 PM
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SP13 to yield 56 mcm/d sweetened gas by late Feb.

Bushehr, Jan 24, IRNA – By February 19, the phase 13 of South Pars Gas Field, located in south of Iran, will run to its full capacity to yield 56 million cubic meters of sweetened gas a day, said the official in charge of the SP phase 13 project on Thursday.

Payam Motamed made the remarks on the sidelines of the tour of Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh to phases 13, 22 to 24 of South Pars gas field in Assaluyeh region near the city of Bushehr.

Motamed said the bulk of daily sweetened gas production in phase 13 of South Pars will equal its nominal capacity for production of two billion cubic feet of gas.

He said that furthermore, new units like Gas Condensate Stabilizer Unit, gas condensate stabilization support unit, and gas condensate storage facilities will be operational as the onshore section is now ready to send gas to the refinery.

He went on to say that as sour gas is flowed to refinery, the units will start serving and gas condensates will be stored in special tanks as new products of the Phase 13 refinery.

Motamed said the ethane unit of the refinery will also start yielding ethane as the unit was already operational and the phase 13 refinery is linked to the pipeline for transfer of SP phase two ethane to petrochemical facilities.

Furthermore, one of the four sets of units for sulfur recovery will start production, thus checking daily burn out of more than 600 tons of acid gas in furnaces, according to the official.

Motamed said since January 15, the sulfur grading unit of Phase 13 of South Pars was inaugurated and will start producing graded sulfur as of early next month.

The Phase 13 of South Pars is designed to produce 56 million cubic meters of rich gas from the gas fields common with Qatar. The phase's daily methane gas production is pegged at 50 million cubic meters, that of liquid gas (LPG) at 2,900 tons, that of ethane at 2,750 tons, that of gas condensates at 75,000 barrels and that of sulfur at 400 tons.

Four sets of gas sweetening units are fully operational at the South Pars gas refinery and is ready to receive gas from both onshore and offshore reserves.

Meanwhile, phases 22-24 to South Pars gas field are scheduled to yield 56 million cubic meters of sour gas from common field and produce 50 million cubic meters of ethane gas, 2,900 tons of LPG, 2,750 tons of ethane, 75,000 barrels of gas condensates, and 400 tons of sulfur.

Platform 22 of the phases 22 to 24 of South Pars gas field will add up to 14.2 million cubic meters of gas to present production level of South Pars, thus raising national revenue.

Once four platforms of the offshore section of phases 22 to 24 of South Pars are operational, will yield 14.2 million cubic meters of sour gas a day each.

For the time being, the gas resources of the platform are transferred to the onshore refinery in Tonbak Site by a 32-inch pipeline on a distance of 110 kilometers in order for processing and separation of gas compounds.

The project for operation of platform 22 of South Pars gas field in the sea was fully implemented by Iranian technicians in 19 days, which marks a break record.
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