Libya’s Mellitah Oil & Gas Company (MOG) is planning to release a new tender for a maintenance services contract, in the latest of a series of tenders for the development of an offshore gas structure in the Mediterranean.

The deal covers operations and maintenance services for the onshore Mellitah gas compression station in the northwest of Libya.

The contract will run from May 2013 to April 2016 for global maintenance service and running operation assistance to be provided in the Mellitah Gas Compression Station, along with a possible one-year extension.

Interested contractors have been asked to submit prequalification documents for the deal by 21 October.

MOG is also seeking a front-end engineering and design (feed) contractor for an offshore natural gas and condensates production platform and the expansion of the existing Mellitah gas complex. Another tender for geophysical studies for the structure will be launched in the second quarter of 2013.

The offshore platform will be located at the Block NC-41 concession off the coast of Libya. The Mellitah gas complex consists of three trains for gas treatment and two condensate treatment trains, with a total capacity of 695 million cubic feet a day (cf/d) of gas, 31 barrels a day (b/d) of liquids and 450 tonnes a year (t/y) of solid sulphur.

Mellitah Oil & Gas is a joint venture of Italy’s Eni and state-owned National Oil Corporation (NOC).