Eni has agreed with Algeria’s Sonatrach to take 49% of three onshore oil blocks while also signing an offshore exploration deal along with Total.

Italian firm Eni is increasing its Algeria acreage, signing a deal on 29 October during a conference in Algiers, to take three onshore oil concessions, the Sif Fatima II, Zemlet El Arbi and Ourhoud II, all situated in the North Berkine Basin. The basin, in the east of the country in the Algerian desert, is home to all of Eni’s Algerian...