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Phase I of South Pars Project is Back on Track - International Law Office

International Law Office

Energy & Natural Resources - Iran

Phase I of South Pars Project is Back on Track

November 10 2003


The executive operations in Phase I of the South Pars project are continuing and efforts are underway to ensure that the project becomes operational as scheduled.

According to the Phase I project manager, Mohammad Ali Shekar-khab, 94% of the work has now been completed, with 96% of the work finalized in the onshore refinery section and around 86% in the offshore section.

Shekar-khab also commented on the activities that were carried out in the implementation of Phase I between February 2002 and February 2003. During this period, offshore operations progressed by 22% and onshore operations by 12%. Two offshore wellhead platforms were erected and installed, the production platforms were constructed and made ready for installation, and the flare platforms were also completed and installed. The service units of the refinery were also made operational, which was a major feat in itself.

Shekar-khab added that other achievements that have already been realized during Phase 1 include:

  • commissioning of the sulphur storage depot;

  • commissioning and construction of the pipeline for transferring condensed liquefied gases;

  • commissioning of the seawater intake unit; and

  • activation of the communications network within the refinery and the operation base.

Shekar-khab further noted that work is now back on schedule thanks to a concerted effort. He commented that while the working groups involved in Phases I, II and III of the project are currently working independently, they will eventually have to work together on certain tasks, such as the construction of the pipeline and the sulphur storage depot.


For further information on this topic please contact Behrooz Akhlaghi at International Law Office Dr Behrooz Akhlaghi and Associates by telephone (+98 21 873 21 38) or by fax (+98 21 873 41 29) or by email (bakhlaghi@kanoon.net).


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