Iran sets up biggest oil platform
The Islamic Republic of Iran has installed the biggest oil exploitation platform in the Reshadat oilfield in the Persian Gulf, Iranian news agency Press TV reports.
The platform has been ordered by the Iranian Offshore Oil Company and built domestically over a one-year period, Press TV cites IRNA as saying on Tuesday.
The Reshadat oilfield lies 110 kilometers southwest of Lavan Island.
The platform will weigh up to 4,500 tons, up from the initial 3,100 tons, following the installation of its stabilizing pillars.
According to the Iranian Tasdid Marine Structures Development Company, which was involved in the construction of the platform, a structure weighing 9,000 tons will be installed on the platform.
The platform is expected to increase Iran's total oil production by 75,000 barrels per day.