Mechanical Repairs Temporarily Curtail Talisman's Algerian Production

Talisman (Algeria) B.V., a wholly owned subsidiary of Talisman Energy Inc. has said that production from the MLN field has been shut-in due to flaring restrictions as a result of the failure of a gas reinjection compressor motor. Talisman has a 35% working interest in the Greater MLN field in Block 405a. Production in the first quarter from MLN (net Talisman) averaged 11,591 bbls/day.

On May 1, 2006 the high pressure and reinjection compressors failed on a high voltage surge, which caused the reinjection motor rotor ring to rupture. The high pressure and reinjection compressor motors were immediately shipped to France for repair. The motors are now expected back to MLN and commissioned such that production can be recommenced by the end of the third quarter. During the shutdown the operator (ConocoPhillips) has used the opportunity to do maintenance and Phase-2 compression preparatory work.

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