Iran’s largest gas field, South Pars, has increased its capacity by 200 million cubic feet (mcf) after the phase 22’s three new wells becoming operational, according to Tehran Times.

The head of the phases 22-24 development project’s offshore operations, Mehrdad Kazemi, said, “By observing safety requirements, the hook-up operations of three new wells in the SPD22 platform have been completed and the production capacity of this platform has increased by about 200 million cubic feet.” 

The last platform of the phases 22-24 of South Pars development project started transferring sour gas to onshore refineries back in March. Phases 22-24 are reported to produce 75,000 barrels of gas condensate, and 400 tons of sulphur per day, in addition to 50 million cubic meters of methane, 2,900 tons of LPG and 2,750 tons of ethane.

South Pars is estimated to account for about 8% of the world’s reserves, and approximately 18 billion barrels of condensate.