Persian Gulf Bidboland Gas Refinery has signed 3 contracts valued at a total of €165 million with local firms for the manufacture of a plant to capture flared gas and convert it into usable fuel.
The Persian Gulf Bidboland Gas Refining Company has signed the deals for the construction of 24 centrifugal compressors and a gas processing plant at Ragsefid Operational District.
A signing ceremony was held at the Iranian Ministry of Petroleum on Monday, April 5, to sign the contracts in the presence of Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh as well as Mahmoud Aminnejad, the CEO of Bidboland Persian Gulf Gas Refining Company, along with the CEOs of the three Iranian firms.
The concluded deals entail construction, installation and commissioning of 24 centrifugal compressors with a value of 75 million Euros with Oil Turbo Compressor Company (OTC), MAPNA Turbine Engineering and Manufacturing Company (TUGA), and a contract for the collection of associated petroleum gas in the Ragsefid operational district worth 90 million Euros with Energy Industries the Engineering and Design (EIED) Company.
OTC is responsible for the construction of 16 centrifugal compressors for Aghajari 5 and Bibi Hakimeh 1 operation units and Pazanan gas pre-compression station. On the other hand, TUGA will build eight centrifugal compressors at a gas collection plant for Bibi Hakimeh 2.
The gas collection plant is aimed at preventing gas flaring, observing environmental considerations, creating value added from collecting the flared gases in the east of Karun River and providing sustainable feedstock to petrochemical companies. To this end, two contracts for "improvement and construction of gas collection facilities" were signed in September 2018 between the National Iranian South Oil Company (NISOC) and the Persian Gulf Bidboland Gas Refining Company and Maroon Petrochemical Company with a total investment of 1.3 billion dollars.
The $1.109 billion contract with Bidboland Persian Gulf Gas Refining Company includes 27 projects for construction of flared gas collection plants, improvement of existing plants and transfer of collected gas to Bidboland Refinery.
With the implementation of these projects, about 600 million cubic feet per day of associated gases will be collected and transferred to the refinery and about 1.5 million tons of C2 + will be added to the refinery’s feed annually, which is a big step in solving the feedstock shortage of this refinery and the nearby petrochemical plants.
Also, with the implementation of this project and processing of associated gases, about 400 million cubic feet of light gas will be provided to the National Iranian Oil Company on a daily basis, which will be used for injection into oil fields or to supply fuel to the country.
NIOC Eyes Capturing 1,6 bcf/d of APG: CEO
The CEO of the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) said the company has plans to collect associated petroleum gas (APG) by 1.6 billion cubic feet per day in the operational areas of Khuzestan and Ilam provinces.
Addressing a signing ceremony of 3 contracts to capture flared gas between Bidboland Gas Refinery and three local firms on Monday morning, Masoud Karbasian said NGL 3,200 plant is one of the projects aimed at gathering associated petroleum gas by 500 mcm/d of which 250 mcf/d will become operational by the end of the current calendar year, which began on March 21.
He said the project has so far made 75% progress and is being pursued by the Persian Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (PGPIC).
The project is focused on capturing flared gas in the fields located in the west Karoun region.
Elsewhere he added that NGL 3,100 is another project which is under way with 260 mcf/d of capacity. The project is now 55% complete and is being developed to process APG of the fields in Ilam Province.
Karbasian added that there is another project between Bidboland Gas Refinery and Maroon Petrochemical Company in this regard. Once the project comes online, 870 mcf/d of gas will be added to the country’s production.