Iran’s landmark South Pars phase 12 refinery is now receiving in excess of 46 million cubic meters per day (mcm/d) of gas from platform phases 22-24, according to Tehran Times.

According to Mehdi Gerami Shirazi, the refinery’s director, the refinery is also producing other by-products on schedule and according to plans. This includes 40 mcm of sweet gas. 

Shirazi noted that despite the fact that the said phases have been put into operation recently and are still under some development, they are performing to an adequate level to satiate gas demand in the winter months. 

The production capacity of the aforementioned phases is 56 mcm of gas, 75,000 barrels of oil equivalent (boe/d), and 400 tons of sulfur per day in addition to one million tons of ethane and one million tons of propane and butane per annum.

South Pars is divided into 24 standard phases of development in the first stage. Most of the phases are fully operational at the moment.

A total of 14 gas refineries are currently processing the gas extracted from this giant field which Iran shares with Qatar in the Persian Gulf.