Iran has completed the installation of platform 18B of the country’s supergiant South Pars gas field, Tehran Times reported. Payvand informed that the platform will launch operation in December, as hook-up, pre-commissioning, and commissioning will require this additional period to complete the phase 18 of the project. The platform has the capacity to pump 14 mcm/d of natural gas.

The operation of loading the 2,300 ton platform from Bandar-Abbas yard was conducted by Iran Shipbuilding and Offshore Industries Complex Co. (ISOICO).

South Pars gas field, which Iran shares with Qatar in the Persian Gulf, is estimated to contain a significant amount of natural gas, accounting for about 8% of the world’s reserves. The development of the project is divided into 24 standard phases.