Statoil starts South Pars drilling
Statoil is the contractor for the expansion of the offshore part of part of South Pars, the so-called phases six, seven, and eight. South Pars is the worlds largest gas field at sea, and phases six, seven and eight include about 650 billion cubic meter gas and 700 million barrels natural gas liquids (NGL).
The first steel underframe was lowered to the sea bed Sunday night, and in the middle of the month the other two underframes are scheduled to be in place. According to Statoil, the drilling of the first wells will start in February.
The three steel platforms are supposed to be ready for production in one year.
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