Project NTS Expansion Vadu-T1 Getting Started

Transgaz and Black Sea Oil & Gas on August 30 signed, in Corbu, Constanta County, the order for the commencement of works for the projects of the two companies for taking over production coming from the Midia Gas Development Project (MGD Project) into the National Transmission System (NTS).

Transgaz project NTS Expansion Vadu-T1 consists of building a pipeline with a diameter of Ø20” (Dn 500), designed to carry gas at a pressure of 55 bar, with a total length of approximately 24.37 km, which will connect the Black Sea Coast to the National Transmission System – T1 pipeline on the Black Sea Coast – Corbu – Sacele – Cogealac – Gradina direction. The project is estimated to be completed in 2021.

The MGD Project consists of drilling 5 platform wells (1 well at Doina field and 4 wells at Ana field), a subsea gas production system over the Doina well which will be connected through an 18 km pipeline with a new unmanned production platform located over Ana field. A submarine gas pipeline with a length of 121km will link the Ana platform to the shore, where an underground pipeline of 4.1km will be built to the new gas treatment plant (GTP). The processed gas will be delivered through the gas metering station to be found within the GTP to the NTS operated by Transgaz. It is estimated that gas production will start in Q1/2021.

“Transgaz fulfills its mission of operating as a national and regional energy security provider, through the works of strategic importance carried out both in Romania and in the Republic of Moldova, where we are building the Ungheni-Chisinau gas pipeline. At the same time, through development of the National Gas Transmission System, Transgaz brings a substantial contribution to the economic and social development of Romania. We achieve these very important objectives through the expansion works of the NTS, which will allow all local communities to be connected to the gas network, as well as through strategic projects, such as BRUA, which will bring significant economic benefits to Romania, allowing the potential of the country to be reached. We can say with responsibility that energy represents the resource of the present and of the future, and the energy infrastructure represents the way in which this resource is transformed into concrete opportunities. Transgaz remains a serious partner for all investors interested in economic development,” Ion Sterian, General Manager of SNTGN Transgaz, said on the occasion of signing the order for the commencement of works.

“We are very pleased that we have reached a new stage in our pioneering project off the Black Sea, together with our partners from Transgaz. We thank General Manager Sterian and his team for the proactive and professional approach that made it possible to reach this point,” Black Sea Oil & Gas CEO Mark Beacom added.

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