• 4 minutes U.S. Shale Output may Start Dropping Next Year
  • 8 minutes Read: OPEC WILL KILL US SHALE
  • 12 minutes Tidal Power Closer to Commercialisation
  • 16 minutes Washington Eyes Crackdown On OPEC
  • 3 hours Why U.S. Growers Are Betting The Farm On Soybeans Amid China Trade War
  • 8 hours Trump to Make Allies Pay More to Host US Bases
  • 33 mins US-backed coup in Venezuela not so smooth
  • 10 hours BATTLE ROYAL: Law of "Supply and Demand". vs. OPEC/Saudi Oil Cartel
  • 20 hours Solar to Become World's Largest Power Source by 2050
  • 1 day Sounds Familiar: Netanyahu Tells Arab Citizens They’re Not Real Israelis
  • 11 hours Biomass, Ethanol No Longer Green
  • 1 day THE DEATH OF FOSSIL FUEL MARKETS
  • 1 day this is why Climate Friendly Agendas Tread Water
  • 1 day Boeing Faces Safety Questions After Second 737 Crash In Five Months
  • 1 day Exxon Aims For $15-a-Barrel Costs In Giant Permian Operation
  • 9 hours Trump Tariffs On China Working
IEA Warns Of Looming Oil Market Deficit

IEA Warns Of Looming Oil Market Deficit

The IEA has said that…

Are Oil Markets Too Tight For Trump?

Are Oil Markets Too Tight For Trump?

Oil prices may well be…

James Burgess

James Burgess

James Burgess studied Business Management at the University of Nottingham. He has worked in property development, chartered surveying, marketing, law, and accounts. He has also…

More Info

Iran Seeks to Overtake Qatar in Gas Production

Iran will overtake Qatar in gas production by this time next year as Iran’s expands its operations in the Persian Gulf’s South Pars field, according to authorities in Tehran.

By March 2017, officials in Teheran say, Iran will have earned the number one position in this field, outdoing the Qataris in production.

The massive South Pars natural gas field in the Persian Gulf is shared by Iran and Qatar, and is the world’s largest gas field, with an estimated 1,800 trillion cubic feet (51 trillion cubic meters) of natural gas and some 50 billion barrels (7.9 billion cubic meters) of natural gas condensates.

Right now, Iran’s portion of the field provides the country with about 50 percent of its domestic gas needs.

Related: Why Iran’s Shale Oil Discovery Won’t Add To The Glut

Since 20 March this year (the first month of the Iranian calendar year), over 1.338 million tons of gas-condensate have been exported from South Pars.

According to Iranian figures, Qatar produces around 177 billion cubic meters of gas from this field, while Iran currently produces around 132 billion cubic meters from its portion.

However, Iran’s got five new phase developments in the works here, and once they become operational, production will either equal or exceed Qatar’s, and that is expected to happen by the Spring of next year.

Related: Low Oil Prices? Texas Is Doing Just Fine

So far, Iran has invested $50.5 billion into the development of phases 12 to 24 of South Pars, with five new phases of the gas field set to become operational by March 2017. One of the phases already implemented includes four platforms--each containing five 4,000-meter wells and 900-meter deep horizontal digs.

Iran has lagged behind Qatar from the beginning. While Qatar started drilling in South Pars in the early 1980s, Iran only launched operations here in the 2000s.

Overall, Iran expects gas condensates output from South Pars gas field will reach one million barrels per day.

By James Burgess of Oilprice.com

More Top Reads From Oilprice.com:



Join the discussion | Back to homepage

Leave a comment

Leave a comment

Oilprice - The No. 1 Source for Oil & Energy News