Operating at seven million cubic meters per day of gas processing capacity, the project's commissioning took place following all the required standard tests and pre-startup operations, Shana reported.
Once fully operational, the unit will be able to process 14.2 mcm/d (or 500 million cubic feet per day) of natural gas for injection to the national gas network.
The first sweetening train of the Phase 13 onshore refinery came online on March 20 and is now operating at 9 mcm/d of capacity. The unit is fed by the sour gas recovered from South Pars phases 6 to 8.
The two trains will bring the refinery's production capacity to half.
The second two sweetening trains of the refinery are scheduled to come on-stream by mid-September to bring the facility's production capacity to 50 mcm/d.
According to Payam Motamed, operator of Phase 13, gas recovered from the phase will be fed to its onshore refinery by November.