31 July 2016 - 10:47
  • News Code: 266038
Phase 21 Platform Installed

TEHRAN, July 31 (Shana) -- The platform of phase 21 development of supergiant South Pars Gas Field was installed at its designated offshore spot Friday evening.

The 2,700-ton mega-structure can recover over a billion cubic feet of natural gas on a daily basis and is the 21st platform of the gas field to be installed in Persian Gulf waters.

The platform was carried from Khorramshahr Yard by Oceanic 5,000.

Oceanic 5000 is a state-of-the-art crane/pipe lay vessel operated by dedicated and experienced crew. The vessel has two double joint plants which produces fast installation results in waters depth up to 300m.

Over the course of the past 1.5 months, platform 19C of the gas field was also installed.

Installation of the new platforms means more gas recovery from the South Pars for Iran. The country shares the field with Qatar in Persian Gulf waters.

Currently Iran recovers 430 mcm/d of gas from its share of the field.

5 more platforms are planned to be erected over the field by the end of the current calendar year to March 2017, which will add 100 mcm/d to the field's output.

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