TEHRAN (Iran News) – Iran Gas Engineering and Development Company (IGEDC) awarded the gas storage development project in Khangiran Field (Shurijeh D Reservoir) to MAPNA Group.
In a ceremony which was held on Wednesday in presence of senior officials of IGEDC and MAPMA Group, the award went to MAPNA Group.
Due to the need to supply gas in the north and northeast of the country in the cold seasons of the year and the estimated sharp decline in production in the Mozdouran reservoir by 2025, the Iranian oil ministerinstructed development of storage facilities Shurijeh Reservoir D, which is the main feedstock supplier of Khangiran Refinery in Sarakhs Region of Khorasan Razavi Province..
In the ceremony, the CEO of MAPNA Group Mr. Abbas Aliabadi pointed to the significance of energy and its effect on the economy and daily life and highlighted the problems in the field of productivity in production and consumption. He then referred to the significance of electricity and gas and called for resolving the issue of unbalance in supply and consumption and the necessity for reduction of ratio of energy consumption to GDP.
He then said that MAPNA Group will advance the project with using home-made equipment and capability of Iranian engineers and experts.
Accordingly, MAPNA Group has been entrusted to do the following in the region in a period of three years:
– Drilling 28 production/injection wells with electricity and access roads – Construction of wellhead facilities and pipelines from the location of wells to multi-lanes;
– Construction of three multi-lanes and a gas collection and distribution center and main lines of gas production and injection along with electricity and construction of access roads to them;
– Construction of gas injection facilities with a capacity of 20 million cubic meters per day;
– Construction of refinery facilities for gas processing with a capacity of 10 million cubic meters per day;
Meanwhile the CEO of Iran Gas Engineering and Development Company said that the capacity of Shurijeh Gas Storage Facility is planned to reach 40 million cubic meters per day.
Reza Noshadi said: “Gas production has increased from 7 million cubic meters per day to 870 million cubic meters per day since the beginning of the Revolution to the extent that some observers believe that we should not have supplied gas to some cities and villages, that is, the point of criticism has been the busy schedule of the National Iranian Gas Company and the Iran Gas Engineering and Development Company.”
He added: “Today, 1,870 kilometers of large-sized pipes are on the agenda of Iran Gas Engineering and Development Company. The number of stations that are being built at the same time has doubled and this is a record, so today the country’s gas industry is a respectable peak.”
Noshadi continued: “Shurijeh field, whose current storage capacity is 20 million cubic meters per day, is to be increased to 40 million cubic meters per day and from 2.25 billion cubic meters of storage to 4.5 billion cubic meters.”