Black Sea - Midia Gas Development Project (EBRD-50774)

  • Romania
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Financial Institutions
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
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Voting Date
Jun 19, 2019
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Black Sea Oil and Gas SRL
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  • Energy
  • Mining
  • Water and Sanitation
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
Not Disclosed
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ EBRD website

Updated in EWS Jul 5, 2019

Disclosed by Bank May 15, 2019

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Project Description
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According to the Bank's website, this project will provide financing for the development of the Midia Gas Development Project that comprises the Ana and Doina gas fields located 120km offshore in the XV Midia Shallow Area.

The project will consist of 5 production wells, a sub-sea gas production system over the Doina well which will be connected through an 18km pipeline with a new unmanned production platform loacated over Ana field. A 121km pipeline will deliver the gas from Ana platform to the shore, where a 4.3km underground pipeline will connect to the new gas treatment plant. 

According to the Bank, through the implementation of the Environmental and Social Action Plan and the Environmental and Social Management Plan, this project will be compliant with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development's performance requests. 

Investment Description
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The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development's loan will be issued alongside a mix of international and local banks in favour of the private actors involved in the project. 

Private Actors Description
A Private Actor is a non-governmental body or entity that is the borrower or client of a development project, which can include corporations, private equity and banks. This describes the private actors and their roles in relation to the project, when private actor information is disclosed or has been further researched.

Black Sea Oil & Gas SRL is a Romanian-based independent oil and gas company, targeting exploration and development of conventional oil & gas resources. Its 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 70% interest. Gas Plus is a natural gas producer in Italy active in the main sectors of natural gas industry (e.g. exploration, production, purchase, distribution, sale to retail customers); it holds 10% interest in the Concession. Petro Ventures, a private investment group, holds 20% interest in the Concession.

Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - Black Sea Oil & Gas Client -
- - - - Gas Plus Dacia Client -
- - - - Petro Ventures Resources Client -

Contact Information
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Ms. Ana-Maria Pericleanu
+40 21 231 32 56
Black Sea Oil & Gas SRL 175 Calea Floreasca, 10th floor, district #1, 014459, Bucharest, Romania,


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