Black Sea Oil & Gas (BSOG) and its partners have installed the Ana production platform for the Midia gas development project in the Black Sea.

The 3,000t Ana platform is situated 70m deep in the water and about 120km offshore in the Romanian Black Sea. It is the first offshore platform built and installed in Romania in the past three decades.

The Midia Gas Development project comprises five production wells. This includes four platform wells at Ana field and one subsea well at Doina field.

The Ana gas production platform features a jacket that sits mainly underwater and three decks topside above the water.

The gas produced from the Ana and Doina reservoirs are collected on the Ana platform and then delivered through a 121km subsea and 4.5km onshore pipeline to the onshore gas treatment plant (GTP).

Black Sea Oil & Gas plans to start the drilling campaign at the Midia Natural Gas Development project in November 2021.

Together with its co-venture partners, Petro Ventures Resources and Gas Plus Dacia, Black Sea Oil & Gas has installed the Ana platform within the MGD project, which is now 70% complete.

BSOG CEO Mark Beacom said: “We have reached another step towards providing Romanian gas for Romania. This Black Sea project demonstrates the unique opportunity that Romania alone has in the EU to become self-sufficient in gas and thereby reduce its increasingly growing reliance on imported gas from foreign counties.

“The MGD project also allows for the cost-effective and rapid development of already discovered third-party gas in the Romanian Black Sea within the expected time frame for use as a transition fuel and furthermore provides valuable infrastructure for the transition to green energy production.”

The Midia gas development project also includes a subsea gas production system over the Doina well. This production system will be connected through a pipeline with a new unmanned production platform located over Ana field.

BSOG is owned by Carlyle International Energy Partners and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.