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South Zagros Oil and Gas Production Company is in charge of oil extraction from Sarvestan and Sa’databad oilfields and extracts gas from Nar, Kangan, Aghar, Dalan, Sarkhoun, Shanoul, Homa, Varavi and Tabnak gas fields.
Referring to the plan for expanding the processing unit of Cheshmeh Khosh oilfield, Naqibi said production capacity of the field previously amounted to 55,000 barrels per day.
“It reached 180,000 barrels per day with the launch of three processing units,” he said.
Commenting on the construction of a 65-kilometer oil pipeline that transfers oil from Cheshmeh Khosh oilfield to Sabzab pumping station in Khuzestan province, he said, “By implementing the project, we will be able to transfer oil from northern Dezful oilfields to the northern refineries.”
He added that the construction of three 120,000-barrel reserve tanks has also been completed at Sabzab pumping station.
“Previously, oil extracted from Cheshmeh Khosh oilfield was transferred to Ahvaz’s production unit No. 3. However, we plan to transfer oil extracted from northern Dezful oilfields directly to Ahvaz by laying two 20-inch and 24-inch pipelines with a length of 170 kilometers and 45 kilometers respectively,” he said.
Naqibi pointed out that at present, the construction of the first pipeline is complete and oil is flowing through it, noting that the 45-kilometer pipeline, which passes under Karoun River, has been laid and awaits the next phase.
“We also plan to complete the construction of Dehloran’s desalination unit in the current year, the first phase of which will come on stream at the end of spring,” he said.
He also said construction of a pressure booster station and gas injection operations at Cheshmeh Khosh oilfield are also on ICOFC’s agenda.
“We also plan to develop Khesht oilfield in Fars province with the aim of producing 30,000 barrels of oil per day.”
Last year, the development plan of Sarvestan and Sa’databad oilfields was fully implemented and the fields are currently producing 15,000 barrels of oil per day.
Naqibi listed seismic and drilling operations, construction of a platform for installing an oil rig, establishment of roads and pipelines, installation of well-head facilities and transmission of electricity to the wells as other projects implemented by ICOFC last year.
Naqibi noted that operations for constructing a pump station, drilling oil wells, installing well-head facilities, laying a pipeline, and installing pumps in Paidar, West Paidar and East Paidar oilfields have been completed.
85% Progress in Ahvaz Seismic Studies
Domestic Economy Desk
The 3D seismic studies across Ahvaz oilfield has made 85 percent headway, announced the head of Technical Affairs Department.
“These studies have been carried out in an area spanning 1,500 square kilometers,” Gholamhussein Dashtipour said, adding that the 3D seismic project was aimed at preparing precise maps of reservoirs to identify Asmari, Bangestan and Khami fields.
“The project was implemented in Block 1 and it is predicted that the executive operation will be completed by the end of next month,” he said.
Referring to 3D seismic projects that are underway, he said, “3D seismic operation at Ramin Oilfield in an area of 800 square kilometers, Lali and Karoun fields extending over 1,000 square kilometers, Bibi Hakimeh, Siyah Makan and Kilor Karim fields as long as 2,100 kilometers are all currently being implemented within the National Iranian South Oil Company’s (NISOC) operational territory.”
Dashtipour concluded that 3D seismic operations for other hydrocarbon fields such as Gachsaran, Chelingar, Garangan, Haftkel, Naft Sefid and Golkhari will be launched in the near future.
By producing 3 million barrels of crude oil per day, NISOC’s output accounts for 80 percent of the total national production.
Carbon Fabric Unit Planned
Domestic Economy Desk
A carbon fabric production unit with a capacity of 150 tons per year will be inaugurated in Gilan province by Sept. 22.
Announcing this, a senior official of the Industrial Development and Renovation Organization of Iran (IDRO) said the project is financially secured by IDRO and the private sector.
Hossein Abouei added that measures for establishing the carbon fabric unit were started in September 2011.
“Agreements have been signed with domestic firms to build technical facilities,” he said, noting that the industrial structure has been established.
“Once the unit receives financial facilities promptly and settles accounts with manufacturers and contractors, the factory will become operational in late September.”
Abouei said an investment of 500 billion rials is required.
Carbon fabric is applied for buttressing buildings and manufacturing sports equipments and auto spare parts.
IDRO Supports 347 Entrepreneurship Projects
Translated by Katayoon Dashti
The Industrial Development and Renovation Organization (IDRO) has made investments worth one trillion rials for supporting 347 entrepreneurship projects.
Announcing the above, Gholamreza Shafei, the head of IDRO’s Board of Directors said the projects generated over 8,500 direct and indirect jobs, Shata News reported.
“Most projects revolve around the electronic sector (75 projects), machineries and equipments (75 projects), new materials (56), information technology (IT) (40), medical equipments (30) and biotechnology (28),” he said.
These projects have been supported across 22 provinces, of which Tehran province (224 projects), Fars (17 projects), Khorasan (17 projects) and West Azarbaijan (15 projects) are frontrunners.
“Entrepreneurs who design and manufacture products by using new technologies and focus on the potentials of domestic experts are supported,” he said.
“Promotion of indigenous technical know-how, preventing the outflow of hard currency and promoting employment and productive thinking are the other goals of IDRO.”
Shafei noted that IDRO seeks to manage ideas and projects properly in the field of entrepreneurship.
“Therefore, those with new ideas and knowledge-based entrepreneurs are financially supported to gain technical know-how for the production of prototypes and launch mass production in high-tech industries,” he said.
Shafei said entrepreneurship projects in the fields of biotechnology, electronics and microelectronics, information technology, new materials, and biomedical engineering are given top priority for receiving loans.
The index of Tehran Stock Exchange grew by 870 units to reach the record of 44,063 units on Tuesday.