Platform A of phase 19 of the supergiant South Pars Gas Field will be loaded for delivery to its designated offshore location.
Mohsen Jazayeri, project manager of phase 19 development, told Shana that the loading will begin on Thursday at Khorramshahr Yard. Abouzar 110 barge is to carry the structure that weights over 2,700 tons.
The platform can process a billion cubic feet of natural gas when it is fully operational.
He said installation of the topside will begin by mid-July and will start gas recovery from the phase by late-November.
Phase 19 is the first South Pars phase which is being carried out as a 35-month project.
Phase 19 development of South Pars is set to produce 50 mcm/d of sweet gas, 75,000 b/d of gas condensate, 400 tons a day of sulfur, 1.05 million tons a year of liquefied petroleum gas and one million tons a year of ethane.
This development phase was awarded by Pars Oil and Gas Company (POGC) to a Petropars-led consortium of Petropars Limited and Petropars Iran and Iranian Offshore Engineering and Construction Company (IOEC) in June 2010 under an engineering, procurement, construction (EPC) contract.
Petropars Limited and Petropars Iran are responsible for onshore installations and drilling operations.