Libya’s Mellitah Oil & Gas Company (MOG) is seeking a contractor for geophysical and technical studies for an offshore gas structure in the Mediterranean.

Structure A is located in the center of Block NC-41, about 75 kilometres from the Libyan coast in waters with a depth ranging from 93 to 145 metres.

MOG plans to tender the studies in the second quarter of 2013. Interested firms have until 22 October to submit prequalification documents. The tender covers geophysical, geomorphical and geotechnical studies for subsea pipelines, a fixed platform and a subsea well, among others.

The studies also include the investigation of seabed morphology, the stratigraphic profile and environmental conditions. MOG invited companies to prequalify for a contract to design a new offshore platform and upgrades to an onshore gas production complex for the structure in mid-September.

The platform will include gas separation and dehydration facilities processing 160 million cubic feet a day (cf/d). Once processed, the dehydrated gas and partially stabilised condensate will be exported to the existing onshore Mellitah complex, in the northwest of Libya, through two dedicated subsea pipelines for final treatment.

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