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South Pars Phase 18 Ready to Pump Natural Gas to Iran's Onshore Facilities

Economy - Phase 18 of the giant South Pars gas field is expected to start delivering 500 million cubic feet per day (mcf/d) of gas within two months, the project manager said.

Hassan Boveiri said the gas will be pumped from Platform A18 to the onshore facilities of the offshore field, the oil ministry's website reported.

He went on to say that the National Iranian Drilling Company (NIDC) finished drilling phase 18's wells in February.

The company was in charge of drilling 22 wells in phases 17 and 18.

NIDC has finished drilling 11 wells in giant South Pars gas field's phase 17.

South Pars is part of a wider gas field that is shared with Qatar. The larger field covers an area of 9,700 square kilometers, 3,700 square kilometers of which are in Iran's territorial waters (South Pars) in the Persian Gulf. The remaining 6,000 square kilometers, referred to as the North Dome, are in Qatar's territorial waters.

The Iranian gas field contains 14 trillion cubic meters of natural gas, about 8 percent of the world's reserves, and more than 18bln barrels of condensate resources.

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