Reggane Nord gas starts flowing in Algeria
Repsol and Sonatrach have started production from four of six natural gas fields in the Reggane Nord complex in the Sahara Desert of southwestern Algeria.
The companies share operatorship of the complex. Production is to reach 280 MMcfd of dry gas in January.
The project encompasses Azrafil Sud-Est, Kahlouche, Kahlouche Sud, Tiouliline, Sali, and Reggane gas fields. Repsol expects production to extend at least to 2041.
The operators and their partners have drilled five exploration and delineation wells and 18 development wells. Initial production is from 10 wells. Further drilling is planned.
The project’s central processing facilities include a gas treatment plant, a gathering network, and a 74-km pipeline connecting the treatment plant to a new transmission line.
Interests are Sonatrach, 40%; Repsol, 29.25%; DEA Deutsche Erdoel AG, 19.5%; and Edison, 11.25%.