Iran, France ink new gas deal
TEHRAN, Aug. 27 (MNA) – A POGC official has reported on the signing of a contract with a French firm for conducting pressure drop studies in South Pars joint gas field.
Director of Engineering and Construction at Pars Oil and Gas Company (POGC) Mohammad Meshkinfam described the plans to prevent pressure loss in South Pars phases saying “at the present time, the main strategy is to install gas compressor stations in the joint gas field.”
He said the second phase of gas compressor plans can be implemented only after new phases become operation asserting “pressurizing gas proves to be a more complicated process than building and running new phases.”
“Each gas South Pars platform capable of producing one billion cubic meters weighs about 1500 to 2000 tons,” underlined the official stressing that gas compression facilities to be set up in the field would nearly weight 20 thousand tons.
In other words, gas compression stations are approximately ten times heavier than existing platforms, underscored the official stating “a contract has been inked with a French company to complete the study phase of the huge project.”
Meshkinfam underlined that the second consultation agreement will soon be sealed with an international company; “preliminary study phases are expected to last for around six months.”
The POGC official said the best strategy for construction and implementation of gas compression facilities will be chosen once the studies have been carried out.
Mohammad Meshkinfam said the tenders for the project will be invited within the next two years reiterating “the tenders will be put in while prioritizing phases which have experienced pressure loss.”