Some megaprojects in the South Pars gas field were officially inaugurated by President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday in south of Iran.
President Rouhani inaugurated the phases 17, 18, 19, 20 and 21 of the South Pars gas field and the development project of the Field’s oil layer in the Persian Gulf region this morning, Iran’s SHANA news agency reported.
At the ceremony that was held on Sunday in Asaluyeh, Dr Rouhani said: "Today, we are happy that this project is being put to operation with the help of our oil industry's capable experts".
To open the mentioned phases and projects, 20-billion-dollar investment has been made.
Iran’s gas recovery in the world’s largest gas field of South Pars in the Persian Gulf has become equal to Qatar’s.
Inaugurating six phases of Iran’s South Pars gas field (in the Persian Gulf) will add 150 million cubic meters (MMcm) to the country’s daily gas output, Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh announced.
During a visit to the gas field on Thursday March 30, Zangeneh said the projects will come on-stream in the near future adding to the country’s total natural gas output, Iran’s SHANA news agency reported.
The official said Iran is currently operating 21 phases of the gas field’s development projects, adding the number will rise to 24 by the end of the current Iranian calendar year which began on March 21.
Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh says the new Iranian calendar year (began March 21) will be an “exceptional” year for Iran’s petroleum and petrochemical industries as several major projects are scheduled to come on-stream during the year.
“This year, Iran will launch historic projects in the oil and petrochemical sectors that will be unprecedented in the country,” said the official referring to new phases of the supergiant South Pars gas field that is share by Iran and Qatar in Persian Gulf waters as well as a number of petrochemical projects that will become operational this year, Iran’s SHANA news agency reported.
Speaking to reporters during a visit to South Pars 20 and 21 projects in Persian Gulf on Thursday March 30, he said SP15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, and 21 projects were prioritized in 2013 for development and will come online in the new year.
11 South Pars phases became operational under President Rouhani’s tenure since 2013, he said.
First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri says that the natural gas distribution network in Iran is one of the world’s most formidable ones.
Speaking prior to attending a ceremony to launch 5 gas pressure boosting stations, the official said the gas delivery network in Iran is an important one in the world, further stating that there are few countries like Iran which enjoy such a network for gas delivery to their urban and rural areas, Iran’s SHANA news agency reported.
Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh accompanied Jahangiri in his visit to the central city of Kashan for launching the stations.
The facilities are located in the cities of Khonj, Jahrom, Safa Shahr, Naein and Kashan.
With the launch of these 5 stations, IGAT 8’s transfer capacity will increase from its current 60 MMcm/d to 110 MMcm/d of gas.
Iran has more than doubled natural gas recovery from the supergiant South Pars gas field under President Rouhani’s administration, Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh says.
Addressing a ceremony to inauguration 5 new gas pressure stations in the central city of Kashan, the official said Iran has increased gas recovery from the field by almost 300 MMcm/d in the years that Dr. Rouhani has been in office which means production from the field has more than doubled under his presidency, Iran’s SHANA news agency reported.
Zangeneh further said 6 main delivery gas pipelines are needed for the transfer of 0.6bcm of gas produced at South Pars.
Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh and his Iraqi counterpart Jabbar al-Luaibi signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation in different fields of oil and gas on Monday at the end of their negotiation.
Issues such as development of oil and gas fields in common borders, exporting engineering and technical services, exporting goods and cooperation in the field of petroleum and derivatives were mentioned in the MoU, Iran’s SHANA news agency reported.
Rendering help to rebuild infrastructures of Iraq oil and gas refineries by Iran were also mentioned in the MoU.
The two petroleum ministers also reached agreement on exporting Kirkuk oil through a pipeline, which passes from Iran’s territory and it is due that an international consultant to be introduced for its technical and economic justification.
Granting university scholarships to Iraqi students to study in upstream oil and gas courses were also among other issues in the MoU.
The two sides agreed to establish a joint committee to follow up taken decisions and agreements.
Zangeneh, heading a high-ranking delegation, arrived in Baghdad on Monday morning and held talks with Iraqi oil and energy ministers concerning bilateral cooperation.