Romania approves Midia gas development project
The Romanian government through the National Agency for Mineral Resources has approved the field development plan for the Midia gas development project in the Black Sea.
BUCHAREST, Romania– The Romanian government through the National Agency for Mineral Resources (NAMR) has approved the field development plan for the Midia gas development project in the Black Sea.
Black Sea Oil & Gas (BSOG) and its partners Petro Ventures Resources SRL and Gas Plus International B.V. took the final investment decision on Feb. 6, 2019.
The Midia gas development project comprises the Ana and Doina natural gas fields. The project consists of five offshore production wells – one subsea well at the Doina field and four platform wells at the Ana field – a subsea production system over the Doina well which will be connected through an 18-km (11-mi) pipeline with a new 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 (GTP) 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 operated bySNTGN Transgaz SA at the gas metering station to be found within the GTP.
This year the company expects to complete the project’s detailed engineering, start the fabrication of the Ana wellhead platform at the shipyard in Agigea, begin the civil constructions at the gas treatment plant site in Corbu, and purchase many long lead items.
Gigi Dragomir, NAMR president, said: “The development of the Ana and Doina gas fields offshore Romania is a top priority for NAMR, which supports the implementation of the Romanian offshore project that could lead to the diversification of the supply sources in Romania.”
According to BSOG, this is first new offshore gas development project in the Romanian Black Sea to be built after 1989.