Black Sea Oil & Gas lets FEED for Romanian offshore gas development

Black Sea Oil & Gas SRL (BSOG), Bucharest, a subsidiary of Carlyle Investment Management LLC's Carlyle International Energy Partners LP, Washington, DC, has let a contract to Xodus Group Ltd., Aberdeen, to provide front-end engineering and design of offshore and onshore installations for its Midia gas development project in the Black Sea offshore Romania (OGJ Online, May 18, 2016).

The contract will cover delivery of FEED services for development of the Midia project’s Ana and Doina gas discoveries on XV Midia Shallow, BSOG and Xodus said.

Specifically, Xodus will provide engineering and design for the following:

• A wellhead jacket at Ana, which lies in 69.5 m of water, that will receive and support production from a subsea tieback from the Doina subsea well, controlled through an umbilical system.

• An 18-km infield pipeline from the Doina subsea well to the Ana wellhead platform.

• A 121-km offshore export pipeline from the Ana wellhead platform to shore.

• A 5-km onshore pipeline to an onshore gas treatment plant.

• The gas treatment plant—of unknown capacity.

BSOG and Exodus disclosed no details regarding either the value or duration of the contract.

Mark Beacom, BSOG’s chief executive, said the company expects to reach final investment decision in 2017 on the Midia gas project, which comes part of an ongoing program to explore and develop Romania’s offshore conventional oil and gas resources.

BSOG holds interest in three blocks—XIII Pelican, XV Midia Shallow, and EX-25 Luceafarul—which cover 5,000 sq km within the underexplored Romanian continental shelf.

The company operates the blocks on behalf of its partners Gas Plus International BV (Midia and Pelican) and Petro Ventures Europe BV (Midia, Pelican, and Luceafarul).

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