Romanian independent oil and gas company Black Sea Oil & Gas (BSOG), along with its co-venture partners Petro Ventures Resources and Gas Plus International, has awarded an EPCIC contract for offshore and onshore facilities and the development drilling contract to GSP Offshore (GSP) for the Midia Gas Development Project, offshore Romania.
The MGD project comprises the development of the Ana and Doina discoveries, located in the XV Midia Shallow block in the Histria Basin, covering an area of 1,900km² in the Black Sea. The gross contingent resources of the fields are estimated to be 320 billion ft³ (bcf).
The sites are being developed by BSOG, a fully-owned subsidiary of Carlyle International Energy Partners (CIEP), which has 65% stake, in cooperation with Gas Plus International (15%) and Petro Ventures Europe (20%). BSOG is also acting as the operator of the project.
Xodus Group was awarded the front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract to engineer and design the onshore and offshore infrastructure for the development of the Ana and Doina gas fields, including the well-head platform, offshore and onshore pipelines, and gas treatment plant.
The contract covers the procurement, construction, installation and commissioning of the subsea gas production system over the Doina field; construction, installation and commissioning of new unmanned production platform over Ana field which will be built at GSP fabrication yard in Constanta, the subsea pipeline system linking production platform to the shore, the onshore pipeline and the new gas treatment plant that will be built in Vadu village.
A contract has been concluded for the development drilling of the five production wells – one subsea well at Doina field and four platform wells at Ana field – for which GSP will deploy GSP Uranus jack-up rig.
Construction of the infrastructure is expected to take two years, and 70% of the costs in relation to the contracting activities, which makes up most of the total installed project cost of $400m, is estimated to be of Romanian content.