Iran will launch a refinery in the Phase 14 of South Pars Gas Complex in coming days, said the operator of the SP Phase 14 Development Project.
According to Mohammad Mehdi Tavasoli-Pour, the first train of the refinery was scheduled to be completed by October 7, and as scheduled the refinery’s pipeline has been connected to the national gas network to receive sweet gas for final tests and assessments,” Shana reported.
He said all of the refinery’s utility units, including water, electricity, steam, air, instrumentation, and nitrogen services are completed.
The official added that following the injection of sweet gas from the sixth national pipeline, the commissioning of these units and other process units of the refinery will be completed quickly.
The South Pars Phase 14 development is aimed at producing 56.6 million cubic meters per day of rich gas, 75,000 barrels per day of gas condensate and 400 tons per day of sulfur, and one million tons per year of liquefied petroleum gas as well as one million tons per year of ethane to be fed to petrochemical plants.
The huge South Pars field, which Iran shares with Qatar in the Persian Gulf, covers an area of 9,700 square kilometers, 3,700 square kilometers of which are in Iran’s territorial waters. The remaining 6,000 square kilometers, called North Dome, are situated in Qatar’s territorial waters.
The field is estimated to contain a significant amount of natural gas, accounting for about eight percent of the world’s reserves, and approximately 18 billion barrels of condensate.