Anadarko To Bring Algerian Field Onstream This Year

The Ourhoud field in the Hassi Berkine basin in Algeria is slated to come online in December of this year. Production is expected to peak at 230,000 barrels per day. Anadarko expects to add production from the field to their January sales.

Development of this field is part of Algeria's initiative to increase production to 1.5 billion barrels per day by 2005. The gross production capacity of Anadarko and its partners in Algeria's Hassi Berkine South oilfield was increased to 285,000 bpd in April when a fourth production train came onstream.