TEHRAN -- The CEO of Petropars Operation and Management Company (POMC) Amir Shahram Zaman said production of propane and butane in the South Pars Phase 19 refinery increased with the commissioning of all refrigeration compressors of propane and butane units.
Zaman said that the assembly and preparation of refrigeration compressors was done for the first time by the company’s specialists, adding: “Previously, foreign specialists and companies assembled and prepared these compressors.”
He stressed the importance of increasing the production of propane and butane gases: “These gases have a high temperature when transferred to storage tanks, and with the use of refrigeration compressors, the temperature of these gases is reduced to prevent evaporation and their full capacity is used.”
The purpose of Phase 19 South Pars Project is to produce 56.6 million cubic meters of rich gas, 75,000 barrels of gas condensate, 400 tons of sulfur per day and also produce 1.05 tons of liquefied petroleum gas (propane and butane) and one million tons of ethane annually to feed petrochemical units.
Gas Storage in Shurijeh Plant Exceeds 1 bcm
The amount of gas stored in the Shurijeh storage facility has reached more than one billion cubic meters so far.
According to the Iranian Central Oil Fields Company, Ahmad Rajabi, the company’s production manager, said: “With the coordination made between the company’s production management, East Oil and Gas Production Company and the coordination and production management of the National Iranian Oil Company and the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC), the amount of gas storage in the Shurijeh reservoir of Khangiran Sarakhs has exceeded one billion cubic meters.”
He added: “Considering the 1.856 billion cubic meters of gas storage record in [the calendar year of] 1399 (which ended on March 20) and the key and strategic role of this reservoir in the supply and production of gas in the winter in the northern and northeastern provinces, plans were made to break this record in the current year.”
The official further stated: “If sufficient gas is supplied and delivered by the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) and the maximum gas injection continues until October, the injection is expected to reach about 2 billion cubic meters and the amount of reproduction in the final four months of this [calendar] year will be an average of 15 million cubic meters per day.”
Rajabi also said the amount of gas stored in the Sarajeh storage facility in Qom is now more than 100% of the plan and this process continues accordingly.