Mellitah Oil & Gas, the joint venture between Italian major Eni and Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC), is set to receive bid documents within weeks from three contractors vying to land one of the most important offshore orders to be awarded in Libya for years.

Very few significant contracts have been on offer in the North African nation in recent times due to civil war, with the industry downturn and Covid-19 pandemic further accentuating the country’s decline as an energy powerhouse.