TEHRAN (Iran News) – The operations to overhaul the sixth refinery of the South Pars Gas Field in southern Iran is planned to begin in October, said the managing director of the refinery on Sunday.
Ahmad Valipour as mentioning October as the date, told IRNA that the overhaul of the South Pars refinery will help stabilize gas output in Assaluyeh, southern Iranian province of Bushehr.
The official said the repair operations are expected to be completed by March 2021, adding, therefore, the refinery will not need to undergo any major overhaul in the next year.
“In addition, the planning for the overhaul has been done in such a way to help improve the refinery’s accessibility and operational efficiency indices in the near future.”
On May 31, Valipour said feedstock supply to the refinery will increase by 42 percent by March 2021.
He said that the refinery drew up strategic plans last year to maximize, stabilize, and improve productivity in the South Pars, which is shared between Iran and Qatar.
The South Pars is the world’s largest gas field, covering an area of 3,700 square kilometers in Iran’s territorial waters in the Persian Gulf.
The giant field is estimated to contain a significant amount of natural gas, accounting for about eight percent of the world’s reserves, and approximately 18 billion barrels of condensate.
The field is divided into 24 standard phases that send the extracted gas to 14 onshore refineries.
- source : Iran Daily, Irannews