Phase 19 Gas Online by March 2017
Ali-Akbar Shabanpour also said Platform 17A of the gas field has also been launched, adding that its gas will be sent to the refinery of phase 18 for treatment.
Iran has prioritized inauguration of phases 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19 of South Pars.
The country has finished installation of platform 19C of South Pars phase 19 to bring production from SPD2 platform to 0.5bcf by winter, operator of the phase said earlier.
Hamid Reza Masoudi said installation of the offshore platform of phase 19 by an Iranian installer at its designated place was completed on November 17, 2015.
The platform, weighing over 2,700 tons, took 69 months, and is the first offshore structure of new South Pars development projects.
Phase 19 development of South Pars is set to produce 50 mcm/d of sweet gas, 75,000 b/d of gas condensate, 400 tons a day of sulfur, 1.05 million tons a year of liquefied petroleum gas and one million tons a year of ethane.
This development phase was awarded by Pars Oil and Gas Company (POGC) to a Petropars-led consortium of Petropars Limited and Petropars Iran and IOEC in June 2010 under an engineering, procurement, construction (EPC) contract.
Petropars Limited and Petropars Iran are responsible for onshore installations and drilling operations.