Libya’s Mellitah Oil & Gas (MOG) has extended the prequalification period for the supply and installation of a gas gathering system at phase two of the offshore Bahr Essalam gas field in the Mediterranean.

Completed prequalification documents are now due for submission by 29 April.

MOG issued a similar request at the end of January covering the prequalification of firms for subsea facilities. The company is currently carrying out the basic engineering and front-end engineering and design (Feed) for the development of the unexploited areas of the Bahr Essalam field, known as C-East and C-Central-A.

The field is located in the offshore Block-NC41 concession, 100-kilometres from the coast in water depths ranging from 190 to 205-metres. Phase two will deliver gas to the existing Sabratha gas process platform from new subsea wells at C-Central-A and C-East.

Gas and condensate production will be partially treated on Sabratha platform and then sent to the onshore Mellitah plant for the final treatment.

MOG plans to issue a tender by June with an estimated award date of June 2014. The new facilities are planned for startup at the end of 2015.