26 November 2020 - 10:48
  • News Code: 310096
Rouhani Launches Skid-Mounted Refinery in West Karoun

TEHRAN (Shana) -- The first skid-mounted oil refining unit is officially put into operation by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani via video conference.

This processing unit (Skid-Mounted), which was officially put into operation on Thursday, November 26, was constructed in the form of a lease and purchase contract for oil refining services ($1,285 per barrel) with the private sector (foreign).

The value of the contract is $47 million, and the construction site is on the south side of South Azadegan oil field in the West Karoun oil fields cluster. It is fed by 35 wells and its processing capacity is 50,000 barrels per day, which can be enhanced to 80,000 barrels.

Another noteworthy point on this unit is the working method in which oil is processed using super heat water vapor in order to change and exchange temperature. Also, construction of this unit created jobs for 400 people at the time of construction and 100 people during operation.

Attracting foreign capital at the climax of sanctions, rapid construction (in less than a year) and helping to increase production capacity in a joint field (South Azadegan), are the most prominent features of the skid-mounted refining unit built in the West Karoun region.

Last February, a contract was signed between the Petroleum Engineering and Development Company (PEDEC) and Academic Center for Education, Culture and Research (ACECR) for construction of the second skid-mounted processing unit in the South Azadegan oil field under Build-Own-Operate contact terms.

The facility will operate with 50,000 barrels per day of capacity and 15 months has been designated for its design and construction. The operation period of this project will be three years which could be extended to five years.

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