The project for development of Phases 4 & 5 has been designed and implemented to produce 56 MMscf/d of natural gas.
The objectives of developing phases 4 and 5 are as follows:
Daily production of 50 million cubic meters of natural gas;
Daily production of 80,000 bl of gas condensate;
Annual production of 1 million tons of ethane as petrochemical plants feedstock;
Annual production of 105,000 tons of liquid gas (propane and butane) and LPG for export;
Daily production of 400 tons of sulfur;
The lump sum of the contract is $192 million; and
The share of local players amounting to 42%has been materialized.
Two production platforms, some 100 km far from the shore with 24 wells;
Two 32 inch offshore pipeline for transferring gas to the onshore refinery; and
Two 4.5 inch pipeline for transferring Glycol solution.
A 56 inch pipeline of 67 km for transferring gas to the country gas trunk line;
A 30 inch pipeline for dispatching gas condensate from the reservoir to the condensate measurement station;
Gas and gas condensate receiving and separation unit, gas condensate stabilization, gas sweetening and dehydration unit;
Gas dew pointing unit, demercaptanization and gas compression units for transfer;
Sulfur recovery and granulation; and Mono Ethylene Glycol regeneration unit.
The development operation of the above mentioned phases was awarded to a consortium comprising of Eni of Italy (60%), Petronas of Malaysia (20%) and NIOC (20%) in July 2000.The refinery came onto stream officially on April 17, 2005 in presence of the then esteemed president of I.R.of Iran.