The Reggane Nord Project in the Algerian Sahara comprises the gas fields of Reggane, Azrafil Sud-Est, Kahlouche, Kahlouche Sud, Tiouliline and Sali.
A consortium consisting of Spanish company Repsol, DEA and the Italian company Edison were awarded block 351c and 352c in the Reggane Nord region as part of the third international concession round by the Algerian government in 2002. The Production Sharing Agreement was signed on 10 July 2002.
Exploration work for the evaluation of gas potential
The purpose of the successfully completed work programmes for the two exploration phases carried out to date was the evaluation of earlier gas discoveries in the region and the investigation of additional gas potential in Palaeozoic formations. The work programme included extensive seismic surveys as well as the drilling of fifteen exploration and appraisal wells.
More than 25 years of gas production
The capital expenditures will total approximately three billion US dollars for the development project. The production phase is expected to span more than 25 years.
Field development in the Algerian Sahara is being carried out by the joint company “Groupement Reggane Nord” (GRN), which has been established by the project partners especially for this purpose.
The consortium began drilling work for the first development well in the Algerian Sahara in January 2015. 26 development wells are planned for the first drilling campaign. The start of gas production is scheduled for 2017.