Black Sea Oil & Gas signs the Gas Sales Agreement with ENGIE for natural gas supply from the MGD Project
Black Sea Oil & Gas SRL (“BSOG”) together with its co-venture partners, Petro Ventures Resources SRL (“Petro Ventures”) and Gas Plus International B.V. (“Gas Plus”), are pleased to announce the signing of the Gas Sales Agreement (“GSA”) with ENGIE through its subsidiary Engie Energy Management Romania S.R.L. (“Engie”) for natural gas supply from the Midia Gas Development Project (“MGD Project”).
Under this agreement, which is subject to Final Investment Decision, ENGIE will purchase gas from the Ana and Doina gas reservoirs over a minimum period of 10 years in compliance with Romanian law. Expected contractual volumes at project completion represent 0,5 bcm per year. The gas will be delivered at Vadu entry point into the National Natural Gas Transmission System from Romania.
The MGD Project consists of 5 production wells (1 subsea well at Doina field and 4 platform 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 126 km gas pipeline will link the Ana platform to the shore and to a new Gas Treatment Plant.
Black Sea Oil & Gas CEO, Mark Beacom, commented: “We are delighted to have secured this important agreement for the sale of our gas. BSOG is working steadily towards achieving all the remaining milestones on the project required to reach FID such that a decision can be taken on whether to approve FID. The assessment of the Offshore Law on the project’s economic viability remains a key part in determining whether a favorable decision to FID will be taken.”
Edouard Neviaski, CEO of ENGIEs Global Energy Management business unit stated: “ENGIE is proud to support the MGD Project partners and we look forward to managing the first gas production from the Black Sea, a very exciting new source in Romania. The MGD project gas can be stable long-term source of supply for the development of ENGIE’s position in Romania and the region and we strongly believe that this would enhance Romanian security of supply for years to come.”
About BSOG and its partners
BSOG, owned by Carlyle International Energy Partners and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, is a Romanian based independent oil and gas company, targeting exploration and development of conventional oil & gas resources. The company’s current portfolio is made up of XV Midia Shallow Block and XIII Pelican Block concession in the Romanian Black Sea where it is the operator and holds a 65% interest.
Gas Plus is the fourth largest producer of natural gas in Italy active in the main sectors of natural gas industry, particularly in exploration, production, purchase, distribution and sale to retail customers. At 31 December 2017, the Group had 45 exploitation concessions located throughout Italy, a total of approximately 1,600 kilometers of distribution network in 39 municipalities, serving a total of more than 72,000 end users, with a staff of 181 employees. Gas Plus holds 15% interest in the XV Midia Shallow Block and XIII Pelican Block concession in the Romanian Black Sea.
Petro Ventures, a private investment group, holds 20% interest in the XV Midia Shallow Block and XIII Pelican Block concession in the Romanian Black Sea.
ENGIE is a world leader in energy and services, focused on three core activities: low-carbon power generation, mainly based on natural gas and renewable energy; global networks and customer solutions. In Romania, the Group is active in natural gas distribution (network of 19,000 kilometers), in supply of natural gas and electricity as well as associated services (1.8 million customers) and in renewable production (two wind farms with a total installed capacity of 98 MW).