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First jacket in the Romanian Black Sea block installed by GSP teams

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First jacket in the Romanian Black Sea block installed by GSP teams

Romania’s GSP announced the successful installation, 120km off the coast of the Black Sea, of the first fixed production platform in Ana Block. The moment is significant for the history of hydrocarbon exploitation on the Romanian continental shelf of the Black Sea, given that it marks over three decades since, in May 1987, the first oil drilling installation in the region became operational. Source: EnergyIndustryReview

Today, after 34 years, Romania’s GSP, in partnership with developer BSOG, install the first fixed platform that will extract gas from the Romanian continental shelf of the Black Sea.

We are at a key moment for the Romanian industry, but also for the national energy sector. 34 years had to pass for Romania to find its courage, resources and allies to develop new projects of exploitation in the continental shelf of the Black Sea. This stage of Midia Gas Development project sends at least two messages. First of all, the Romanian industry has, again, the capacity to build big projects. The gas exploitation projects from the Romanian Black Sea shelf are sustainable.

Gabriel Comanescu, President, Grup Servicii Petroliere

The jacket (basis of the platform) for Ana fixed platform was manufactured at GSP’s shipyard in Agigea. The 1,300-ton installation measures 101m high, of which 69m are below sea level. The jacket will sustain the topside of the rig, which is already built in the operational basis of GSP in Agigea and will be transported and installed shortly.

Grup Servicii Petroliere is the main constructor of the first development project for the extraction of new hydrocarbons in the Romanian area of the Black Sea. All stages, from design, manufacturing, transport to the actual installation of the platform are performed, in integrated system, by GSP.

The 1,300-ton metal structure was transported to the installation site in the Ana block by GSP Bigfoot 2. The operation was of high complexity, which employed a large part of the GSP fleet: the largest floating crane in the Black Sea, GSP Neptun, the multifunctional barge GSP Bigfoot 1, with a crew of 160 people and several multifunctional support ships.

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