The development of phases 17 & 18 of South Pars gas field is to be implemented to produce 50 million cubic meters of natural gas, 80,000 barrels of gas condensate , 400 MT of sulfur per day, and also 1 million MT of ethane and 1.05 million MT of liquid propane and butane (LPG) per annum.
The onshore facilities of this project will be constructed in Asalouyeh region, some 100 kilometers from Asalouyeh coast. The offshore facilities of this project include four drilling platforms with 44 wells, two 32-inch submarine pipelines for transferring the gas, and two 4-inch pipelines for transferring Glycol solution.
The onshore refinery of this project is to be constructed adjacent to phases 9 and10 in Asalouyeh, in a piece of land with an area of approximately 155 hectares and comprises of four gas sweetening units, gas condensate stabilization unit and its storage tanks, gas sweetening and dehydration unit, gas cooling unit ;and ethane, propane and butane separation unit, desulphurization and demercaptanization and gas compression unit for transfer, Sulfur recovery and granulation unit, and MEG regeneration unit. The refinery required steam, sweet water, and cooling systems are supplied by the refinery logistic units, while the required electricity is supplied by the projects' common power plant. The Contract for this project has been awarded to a Consortium of IDRO, IOEC and OIEC. The project will be completed in 52 months.
The executive operations of these phases started in the presence of the esteemed president of I.R. of Iran in July 2007.