POGC installs first deck of South Pars Phases 17 and 18 platforms
TEHRAN -- The first deck of South Pars gas field Phases 17 and 18 platforms was installed in its maritime location in Persian Gulf.
Managing director of POGC, Mousa Souri, said the deck weighs 2,320 tons, adding that two million hours of specialized work have been spent for construction of the structure. The deck’s gas production capacity stands at up to 14 MMcmd and its completion process including engineering, construction and installation took 51 months.
“Under POGC’s program the first platform of South Pars gas field phases 17 and 18 A17 will come on line in the next three months after completion of installation, pre launching and launching operations”, the official said.
IOEC as the contractor of building and installation of maritime structures of the phases has already completed installation of 4 legs, tripod and flare of the A17 platform.
Deck of second platform of the phases named A18 has progressed by 90% while drilling of 22 wells on the platforms of A17 and A18 11 wells in each platform has made 78% progress, according to Souri. He anticipated drilling of 15 wells be completed in the next two months that would be followed by production of 1,000 MMcmd of gas.
Development plan of South Pars gas field Phases 17 and 18 includes drilling of 44 production wells plus two main and two satellite platforms.