South Pars Gas Field

Summary Information

  • Operator: Pars Oil & Gas Company (POGC), a subsidiary of National Iranian Oil Company
  • Country: Iran
  • Location: Offshore, Persian Gulf
  • Production start: 2002
  • Partners:
  • Type: Gas & Condensate
  • Estimated Reserves: 325 Tcf of Gas, with 3-4 billion barrels of condensate
  • Production Volume:

Description

  • The South Pars Gas Field contains about 50% of Iran's gas resources and is regarded as the largest offshore gas field in the world. This monumental field is located 100 kilometers from the southern coast in the Persian Gulf and is a joint property of Iran and Qatar.
  • The first excavations on this field were performed in 1990 with seismic data and results confirming the existence of gas there. The Iranian share of this field is an area of 3700 square kilometers and according to conducted estimations consists of 14.2 trillion cubic meter of gas (equal to 8% of the world's resources) and more than 18 billion barrels of condensates.
  • The field is being developed in phases, with different international partners
    • Phase 1
    • Phase 2&3:
      • TotalFinaElf (operator, 40%) and partners Gazprom (30%) and Petronas (30%)
      • Consists of 20 wells tied into two unmanned platforms
    • Phase 4 & 5:
      • ENI
      • The development includes two platforms in about 60 meters of water, 24 gas production wells, an onshore gas process plant, two marine sealines of a length of 100 kilometers and a diameter of 32"
    • Phase 6,7,8:
      • Statoil
      • The development consists of 3 wellhead platforms linked by the same number of pipelines to the land-based gas treatment plant
  • Gas is piped to the onshore Assaluyeh Gas Processing Plants
  • In Qatar, it is called the North Gas Field

Contractors

  • Phase 1:
    • Samsung: Platform Construction
    • Seaway Heavy Lifting: Installation of South Pars SPD1 and SPD2 wellhead topsides
    • Kito Enterprises: Pipeline installation
  • Phase 2&3:
    • Seaway Heavy Lifting: Installation of WP-2 Deck for Total South Pars Field Development Phase 2 & 3
    • HHI: PHASE-2 & 3 - Pipeline : 32” X 218.6 KM
    • Saipem: LPG treatment plants
  • Phase 4 & 5:
    • Seaway Heavy Lifting: Installation of SPD 5 & 6 Jackets for South Pars Field Development Phase 4 & 5
    • Saipem: Offshore Sealines - T & I
  • Phase 6,7,8:
    • Isoico: Engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) to build the jackets
    • Sadra: Topside fabrication
    • Seaway Heavy Lifting: Installation of SPD7, 8 and 9 Jackets (South Pars Phase 6, 7 and 8)
  • Phase 9 & 10:
    • Seaway Heavy Lifting: Installation of POGC South Pars Phases 9 & 10 Wellhead Decks
    • Kito Enterprises: Pipeline installation
  • Phase 11
  • Phase 12
    • Maire Tecnimont: Project management, engineering, procurement services and construction assistance for Phase 12 Gas Treatment Plant
    • Kito Enterprises: Pipeline installation

History

  • 1990 - South Pars Gas Field discovered
  • 2002 - South Pars came on stream
  • 2002 - Statoil signed contract
  • 2005 - Eni completed the South Pars phases 4 & 5 gas field development
  • 2009 - Maire Tecnimont awarded Gas Treatment Plant contract

Geology

Links

  1. South Pars Gas Field, Petropars
  2. Hyundai Heavy Industries Pipeline References
  3. Seaway Heavy Lifting Oil And Gas References
  4. Samsung Platform References
  5. Saipem LPG Treatment Units
  6. Saipem Pipeline References
  7. Saipem Acid Gas Removal References
  8. Serimax Pipeline References
  9. Operator in Iran
  10. First jacket for South Pars
  11. Eni: production at the South Pars gas field in Iran started up
  12. Eni: successful completion of South Pars phases 4&5 gas field in Iran
  13. Iran's Offshore South Pars Gas Field Comes on Stream
  14. New Project For A Gas Treatment Plant In Iran

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