BUCHAREST, Romania – The crane barge GSP Neptun has installed the Ana production platform topsides for Black Sea Oil & Gas’ Midia gas development project.
According to Black Sea Oil & Gas, this is the first offshore platform built and installed in Romania in the past 30 years.
Located about 120 km (75 mi) offshore in the Romanian Black Sea, the Ana production platform is in 70 m (230 ft) water depth.
The MGD project will consist of five production wells – one subsea well at the Doina field and four platform wells at the Ana field — a subsea gas production system over the Doina well which will be connected through an 18-km (11-mi) pipeline to an unmanned production platform over Ana.
A 126-km (78-mi) gas pipeline will link the Ana platform to the shore and to a new onshore gas treatment plant in Corbu commune, Constanta county, with a capacity of 1 bcm/yr, which represents 10% of Romania’s consumption. The processed gas will be delivered into the National Transmission System at the gas metering station to be found within the gas treatment plant.
The company said the MGD project is 70% complete.