Libya's National Oil Corp (NOC) had said it expected a loss of production of 70,000-100,000 barrels per day
Cause of the fire was unclear
The signing took place on the margins of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund Spring Meetings
Private equity firm hopes to raise up to $400mln
The vessels contain 200,000 tons of oil
The drilling at the Amlan Kathla block will be conducted in partnership with Algerian oil and gas firm Sonatrach.
The government said last year it would buy wheat from local farmers at global prices this season, which began on April 15 and ends on July 15.
Tunisia, which last year set up a new investment law, is trying to attract foreign investors.
The extended port hours will not come at any added cost for shippers.
The transaction, worth EUR41 million ($50.8million), was completed at Abidjan's regional stock exchange.