Iran starts building South Pars gas sweetening unit
Construction of the first sweetening unit at the second refinery of the phases 2 and 3 of the South Pars gas field has been started, a senior official said on Wednesday.
‘The project was assigned to the Khatam-al Anbiya Construction Company to construct the sweetening unit aimed at taking the sour Sulfur compounds from gas condensate in phases 2 and 3 of the South Pars gas field,’ The project manager of the Demercaptanization (DMC) Unit in Gas and Oil Pars Company Sirous Peykar said.
The unit’s goal will be sweetening the gas condensate in the South Pars refineries, he added, saying that the project is being implemented for the first time in the field to decrease the corrosion resulted by the harmful compounds in refineries, as well as improving the quality of gas condensate and raising the added value of the product.
It is assessed that the project implementation will take 10 months, given that the contractor has supplied 50 percent of the equipment, according to him.
South Pars field that Iran shares with Qatar, has 19 billion barrels of gas condensate in its Iranian part, 9 billion barrels of which is recoverable.
810,000 barrels of gas condensate are currently produced in 18 phases of the field, some 80,000 barrels are recovered from phases 2 and 3.