Major projects

The Akcakoca Project

The Akcakoca site is located in a water depth of 95 metres, approximately 14 km from shore. The Akcakoca gas project included fabrication, transport, installation and hook-up of a 4-leg jacket over the two predrilled wells, AKC-3 and AKC-4, and drilling three new directional wells, using GSP’s self contained modular drilling rig GSP 31, which will also be used for completing and maintaining all wells.

The four leg cross-braced jacket supports a two level trussed deck, also fabricated, installed and hooked-up by GSP.

GSP Bigfoot 1 installed subsea pipelines of 12’’ and 7 kilometers and made tie-ins to the existing offshore pipeline system via a piggable wye connection, for transporting the produced gas from the Akcakoca platform to the Cayagzi gas processing plant located onshore near Akcakoca town.

GSP carried out all fabrication, construction, installation, drilling and pipelay for the project.

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The Galata Project

In early 2009, Melrose Resources commenced a development program to convert the Galata field offshore Bulgaria to a gas storage facility.

GSP was awarded the contract for engineering, procurement, fabrication, transportation, offshore installation and testing of the pipelines 8.5 km x 6” from Galata Platform to Wellhead Kavarna 2, and 14.5 km x 10” from Galata Platform to Wellhead Kaliakra 2, with associated piggyback liquid lines.

Pipeline installation was performed by GSP Bigfoot 1 in water depths ranging from 36 to 80 meters.