First Calgary awards contract for Algeria's MLE project

First Calgary Petroleums Ltd. has let a front-end engineering and design contract to Genesis Oil & Gas Consultants Ltd. for its Menzel Ledjmet East (MLE) project on Block 405B in Algeria.

Uchenna Izundu
International Editor

LONDON, June 8 -- First Calgary Petroleums Ltd. has let a front-end engineering and design contract to Genesis Oil & Gas Consultants Ltd. for its Menzel Ledjmet East (MLE) project on Block 405B in Algeria.

The FEED study is expected to take 6 months, FCP said.

FCP is working with Sonatrach to develop the block by 2009 under a $1.3 billion development plan. The partners will produce 200 MMcfd of gas from MLE oil and gas field in Algeria's Berkine basin and will build associated infrastructure (OGJ Online, Feb. 19, 2007).

MLE, which is pegged to hold reserves of 230 million boe, will send gas to a gas plant, field gathering system, and facilities designed to process 230 MMcfd of raw gas on a gross basis along with associated gas liquids and oil. There are proposals to increase the plant's capacity to as much as 400 MMcfd.

Contact Uchenna Izundu at uchennai@pennwell.com.

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