Petropars Announces Completion of SP Phase 12 Pipe Laying (Iran)

The project manager of the South Pars gas field phase 12 at the Pars Oil and Gas Company (POGC), Rasoul Fallahnejad, says the phase’s gas pipe laying has been completed.

Talking to Shana, Mr. Fallahnejad said pipe laying operation in three related lines, A, B and C respectively with 149, 140 and 150 kilometers length had been completed but connecting their joints to the phase 12 marine platform and gas processing plants on the shore yet to be done that make up nine percent of the total operations implying pipe laying has progressed by 91 percent generally.

The manager reported of registering a new record of laying 2.2 kilometers of pipe per day in offshore sector of the phase adding construction cost of each kilometer of pipe is estimated two million dollars.

He estimated the construction cost of three 32 inch and three 4 inch pipes of the phase at 900 million dollars.

Referring to offshore sector’s progress of the phase by 75 percent and onshore sector by 29 percent, Fallahnejad added drilling wells at the phase had progressed by 55 percent.

‘In the event of providing timely financial resources gas transfer to the onshore sector will start next March and early production of the phase in May 2012, the official said.

Currently two super drilling rigs are working on A and C marine platforms with remarkable speed.

Development of the South Pars gas field phase 12 is one of the largest ongoing projects of the Petropars Company.

Production capacity of the phase is equal to three other phases of the South Pars gas field. Construction operation of the phase has progressed by 45 percent generally that will be increased to 50 percent by the end of the current Iranian calendar year on 20 March 2012.

Source: petropars , April 14, 2011;

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