The exploration well was in the area of Hassi Mouina and was the first drilling activity in the region, Sonatrach said.
Initial tests produced a flow rate of about 170,000 cubic meters of gas a day.
The find is the fourth made this year by Sonatrach.
The company is set to re-launch exploration activities in this region, which is considered under-explored, compared with the southeastern areas of the country, Sonotrach added.
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