As the integrated project management partner for the project, Wood continues to support Turkish Petroleum as they move from phase 1 into phase 2 of the development.
Phase 1 included engineering, procurement and installation of the subsea production system of 10 wells, gas transport and MEG pipelines, umbilical, and onshore processing facility, which has now been completed, and the gas from the field is in production.
Phase 2 involves further development of the field with up to an additional 30 wells. Work began in 2023 and involves a Floating Production Unit to process the produced gas offshore and deliver it to the grid using another gas transport pipeline.
On completion, the Sakarya Gas Field is expected to meet approximately 30% of Turkey’s domestic natural gas demands.
Accelerated delivery and an agile approach
Throughout phase 1, Turkish Petroleum and Wood executed a fast-track delivery with integrated digitalisation and operations readiness and assurance campaign, which included pre-FEED, FEED, EPCI and operational phases, providing the necessary management and engineering support, documentation and data systems to enable safe and efficient start-up, in preparation of first gas. Accelerated delivery and an agile approach, in line with Turkish Petroleum’s project management and asset operation strategy, ensured a focus for the team, coming together to collaborate and deliver against a tight timeline.
Wood mobilised key resources and utilised established internal technology platforms to enable the development and delivery of asset-specific technology platforms, including an integrated maintenance database and an application to provide a comprehensive asset integrity management system.
Focus and momentum
Providing highly skilled engineers, technical authorities and in-house systems, we supported Turkish Petroleum to execute phase 1 of the project safely, on time, and without compromising on quality.
Wood Scope and Key Deliverables:
- Qualified and skilled personnel integrated in Turkish Petroleum’s delivery organisation
- Verification of the engineering performed by Turkish Petroleum’s FEED and execution contractors
- Concept study for larger field development in Black Sea
- Digital and process twins as integral parts of Turkish Petroleum’s visionary digitalisation agenda
- Delivery of documentation for the Operations Management System (OMS)
- Training and competency assurance and integrity management
- Operations assurance of the operating asset of the phase 1
- Continuous support to phase 2 development with key resources and technologies
Collaboration and teamwork continue to be an essential part of our operations. Internal collaboration between our Consulting, Digitalisation and Operations business units, and most importantly, collaborative working with Turkish Petroleum and its contractors have been key for the project success.
Global Support, Local Delivery
Delivering consistently high standards and adapting to changing site requirements meant agile working and innovative approaches were required to support Turkish Petroleum and our delivery.
Key to project success was flexible and rapid response by the Wood team.
Our local team integrated into Turkish Petroleum’s organisation and supported by Wood’s global network, including experienced teams from various offices in United Kingdom, Spain, USA, and Australia.