A consortium made up of Sonatrach and its two partners PTTEP and PVEP has signed an Engineering, Procurement & Construction (EPC) contract worth $400 million with Italy’s Maire Tecnimon for the completion of the Bir Seba Phase II and Mouiat Outlad Messaoud Field Development in Algeria, according to a press release.  

The project details include the expansion of an existing oil central processing facility, with the installation of a new oil separation train to double the total capacity up to 40,000 barrels of oil per day (bbl/d). The project also includes the setting up of two additional remote gathering stations and more than 400 kilometers (km) of new pipeline to connect the new oil production wells. Finally, gas lift and water injection facilities will be implemented.

Pierroberto Folgiero, Maire Tecnimont Group CEO, said, “After our previous award with Sonatrach in 2018, this achievement lets us further consolidate our industrial footprint in the strategic Algerian market in the crucial oil and gas sector, having matured a solid experience of projects’ execution in other Middle Eastern and North African countries.” 

The project is expected to be completed 40 months after the contract effective date.