A PetroVietnam-led Algerian consortium this week awarded a $400mn EPC contract to Italy’s Maire Tecnimont for the second phase of Algeria’s Bir Seba project.

The 40-month contract will see Tecnimont install a new oil separation train to double the existing central processing facility’s capacity to 40,000 b/d, add two new remote gathering systems and connect 33 wells – 19 oil, 14 water injection – through 400km of new pipelines. (CONTINUED - 384 WORDS)