Wood hired at Turkey's Sakarya gas project
UK firm Wood said on November 25 it had been hired as an integrated project management partner at the Sakarya gas field off the coast of Turkey.
Wood will undertake integrated project management and engineering verification for the engineering, procurement and installation of a subsea production system, a gas transport pipeline and umbilical, and an onshore processing facility in Filyos.
Sakarya is Turkey's largest gas field, with an estimated 405bn m3 of reserves. It was discovered by state-owned TPAO last year and the Turkish government is banking on the project to deliver low-cost gas for domestic power generation, reducing the country's reliance on imports from Azerbaijan, Iran, Russia and LNG suppliers.
Sakarya's first phase is due for completion in 2023 and will involve a 10-well drilling campaign aimed at delivering 10mn m3/day (3.65bn m3/year). Under a second, 30-well phase, expected online in 2025, production should plateau at 15bn m3/year by 2025.
The award to Wood comes days after Italy's Saipem won a contract worth $600mn to lay a 175-km pipeline tying Sakarya back to the Turkish mainland. Wood also took part in the project's pre-FEED and FEED stages.
"The Sakarya gas field will make a significant contribution to the development and growth of the Turkish energy industry and the wider economy," Wood said. "With decades of experience, Wood is uniquely positioned to deliver on this new contract, and we are delighted to be continuing our longstanding working relationship with TP on this milestone project."