2 June 2024 - 12:31
  • News ID: 642566
Bahregan Gas Flare Stops 60 Years of Operation

SHANA (Tehran) - Bahregan Oil Zone onshore installations’ gas flare turned off after 60 years of operation.

Masoud Biranvand who is in charge of Bahregan Oil Zone made the remarks adding the gas flare operation came to a halt amid efforts being underway to end burning associated gases of Soroush and Nouroz oil fields in the Persian Gulf.

The Iranian Petroleum Ministry has a vast plan to remove gas flares by gathering associated gases which in turn will improve the air quality for the people who live in the vicinity of oil-rich areas in the southern parts of the country.

Recently managing director of the South Pars Gas Complex, Ahmad Bahoush, said that a project was underway at the complex which upon its completion, the volume of gases being burnt by gas stacks will be reduced by 1.2 thousand million cubic meters annually.

Bahoush added that the project will be completed in August 2024, noting the complex has been able to achieve considerable success in view of halting gas flares last year.

By completion of the project, the daily volume of gases being burnt will fall to 5.3 million cubic meters per day from 8.7 million cubic meters per day two years ago, he said, noting “right now, gas stacks are burning 7.4 million cubic meters of associated gases per day.”

The CEO said elsewhere in his remarks that the complex has started a 3-phase process for buying, implementation and holding auctions, expressing hope that the process to bear fruit in the shadow of Jihadi efforts will be made at South Pars Gas Complex.

When the remaining gas flares sale project is completed, the volume of the burning associated gases of the complex will shrink by another one billion cubic meters annually, he said. 

“The rate of the progress of halting gas flares projects implementation are reported and monitored at weekly meetings of the managing director of South Pars Gas Complex and NIGC’s director for coordination and supervision in which the bottlenecks and challenges are reviewed regularly.” He noted.

According to him, 9 gas processing plants were able to achieve their 1-year targets fully, overcoming challenges they faced during last Iranian calendar year of 1402, which ended 19 March 2024.

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