An operation to load the first platform of Phase 14 of Iran’s giant South Pars gas field, which has been designed and manufactured by the country’s domestic experts, began on Tuesday.
The loading of the gas platform 14A on to a ship off the southern port city of Bandar Abbas started on Tuesday morning.
The drilling rig is planned to be installed on Phase 14 of the South Pars gas field in the Persian Gulf waters.
The giant platform, whose installation is slated to end by January 20, will produce 500 million cubic feet of natural gas, starting from February 11.
Back in April, the South Pars Phases 17, 18, 19, 20 and 21 were inaugurated by Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani.
The gas field, whose development has been divided into 28 phases, is located in the Persian Gulf straddling the maritime border between Iran and Qatar.
It covers an area of 9,700 square kilometers, of which 3,700 square kilometers belongs to Iran.
It is estimated that the Iranian section of the field contains 14 trillion cubic meters of gas and 18 billion barrels of condensates in place.
(Source: Tasnim, under Creative Commons licence)