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August 2011, No. 61


Exclusive 16th International Oil Show

Iran Manufactures Oil and Gas Turbines


There are 170 operational turbines at the National Iranian South Oil Company which will be repaired by domestic technicians.


Managing director of National Iranian South Oil Company explained about the company's achievements in production from oil reserves and announced that Iranian specialists have mastered necessary technology to manufacture oil and gas turbines. They are also able to use nanotechnology to increase recovery factor of oil fields.

Hormoz Qalavand emphasized that Iran was having difficulty with oil industry equipment, especially oil and gas turbines and this is the first time that Iranian specialists have transferred technology for manufacturing such turbines.

Managing director of National Iranian South Oil Company added that manufacturing such turbines out of the country would cost 6 million dollars, saying, "By taking advantage of domestic manufacturers, they are currently being made at the cost of less than 4 million dollars. Thus, 2 million dollars is saved on every single turbine."

The official stated that there are 170 operational turbines at the National Iranian South Oil Company which will be repaired by domestic technicians.

Qalavand stated that National Iranian South Oil Company is currently producing oil from 80 fields in southwest Iran, adding, "The Company is currently producing about 3 million barrels per day of crude oil, which accounts for 80 percent of total output of the country."

Referring to variable behavior of different oil reserves including limestone and carbonated ones, he added that average recovery factor in oil fields operated by the National Iranian South Oil Company stands at above 34 percent.

"We are working with Oil Institute of University of Tehran to use nanotechnology and increase that figure by 1-2 percent," he said.

The official stated that 120 new wells are drilled annually at Asmari, Bangestan, and Khami oil fields. "The main goal of the National Iranian South Oil Company is to increase  output while stabilizing crude oil production."

Emphasizing on the need for suitable oil production, Qalavand added that in parallel to development of southern oil fields, projects are underway to inject them with gas.

He added that Khami reservoir of Maroun oil field was the biggest gas reservoir of that region.

"The National Iranian South Oil Company produces a total annual amount of 20 million cubic meters of gas from the field and, in addition to gas coming from phases 6, 7 and 8 of South Pars gas field, injects it into other oil fields," he said.

Qalavand noted that development plan of the Middle East's oldest oil field in Masjed Soleiman has progressed 99 percent and when fully operational in early October, it will produce 25,000 barrels per day of crude oil.

 

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