Black Sea Oil & Gas with co-venture partners has awarded Xodus Group the contract for front-end engineering and design (FEED) of Ana and Doina Gas Discoveries on XV Midia Shallow Block in offshore Romania.

Xodus Group is an integrated services company with experience in managing various disciplines of complex projects. The company manages subsurface, process and facilities, subsea and pipelines, flow assurance and wells activities. It also provides safety, risk, environment and commercial advice to the companies.

Black Sea Oil & Gas CEO Mark Beacom said: “With this award, we take a major step forward in delivering this offshore gas development in Romania’s Black Sea with expectations that we will reach final investment decision in 2017. We look forward to once again working with Xodus Group.”

In the FEED phase, onshore and offshore facility plans are formulated, engineered, designed and analysed in greater detail.

"We take a major step forward in delivering this offshore gas development in Romania’s Black Sea with expectations that we will reach final investment decision in 2017."

Under the contract, FEED services to be provided by Xodus comprise engineering and design of Midia gas development project (XV Midia Shallow Block).

This Midia Gas Development project consists of a wellhead platform for receiving and supporting production from a subsea tie-back from Doina subsea well, an in-field pipeline from Doina subsea well to Ana Well-head Platform and offshore export pipeline from Ana Well-head Platform to shore.

The contract also includes the development of a gas treatment plant and its onshore pipeline.

Xodus Group CEO Wim van der Zande said: “The development of the XV Midia Shallow Block is of strategic importance to gas production in the region and we are pleased to be continuing to support BSOG on its plans to develop the Ana and Doina discoveries.

“Xodus Group continues to grow experience in the Black Sea and the new contract allows us to draw on our global expertise of delivering fully integrated engineering projects.”

The Romanian oil and gas company Black Sea Oil & Gas is fully owned by Carlyle International Energy Partners. It focuses on exploration and development of conventional oil and gas resources.

Currently, the company manages XV Midia Shallow Block and XIII Pelican Block concession in the Romanian Black Sea where it owns a 65% interest with operating responsibility.