PVEP exploits first oil flow in Sahara
  • | VOV | August 14, 2015 03:22 PM
The PetroVietnam Exploration and Production Corporation (PVEP) under the Vietnam National Oil and Gas Group (PVN) announced on August 13 that it has exploited the first commercial oil flow in Sahara desert in Algeria.

The oil flow is from the 433a and 416b lots of Bir Sebaar (BRS) oil exploration project, jointly run by PVEP in a venture with Algeria’s SONATRACH and Thailand’s PTTEP.

The Vietnamese firm holds a 40 percent stake in the consortium, called Groupment Bir Seba (GBRS), whereas the respective shares of the Algerian and Thai partners are 25 percent and 35 percent.

In the coming weeks, the GBRS will start exploiting the remaining three oil wells, namely BRS-9, BRS12 and BRS14, to increase the capacity to 20,000 barrels a day.

This is the first successful overseas project of PVEP and PVN, where they participated in international competitive bidding and exploration.

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