Total Announces Gas Discovery in Algeria

Total reports that it has made a discovery in the Timimoun gas perimeter in southwestern Algeria. The French major operates the permit with a 63.75% interest alongside state oil and gas company Sonatrach (25%) and Cepsa (11.25%).

The MJB-3 exploration well tested at 235,000 cubic meters of gas per day. The find is being evaluated while the exploration and appraisal program continues in the Timimoun perimeter.

Total, which has maintained a presence in Algeria for more than five decades, has four main centers of operation in the North African country: Hamra, Tin Fouyé Tabankort, Béchar, and Timimoun. The company also has interests in the Rhourde El Khrouf and Ourhoud fields through its stake in Cepsa. Total is also a partner in the planned Medgaz pipeline between Algeria and Spain.

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