The National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) on Tuesday reported that the company's contractors have hit a new record for designing, building, installing and launching the jacket of the South Pars phase 19 platform.
The report said that despite international sanctions against Iran's oil and gas industry, the jacket has been built and installed in the Persian Gulf waters in nine days, which is the shortest time recorded for installing offshore jackets.
The company announced that the record was unprecedented in the 103-year history of Iran's oil industry.
Meantime, the NIOC on Sunday started developing Forouzan oil field. The operation began by sending the first jacket related to the development of Forouzan oil field to the Persian Gulf.
The huge structure made by a special jacket manufacturing yard in Iran's Southwestern port city of Khorramshahr, weighs about 4,000 tons and is carried by a special vessel. If climatic conditions are good, it will be installed by late May.
The second jacket related to the Forouzan oil field development project will be sent to the offshore field within the next few weeks.