Algeria’s National Hydrocarbon Company Sonatrach has signed a dry gas marketing agreement with ENI Algeria Production BV. The contract will ensure the marketing of dry gas from the Zemoul El Kbar (Ouargla) perimeter, until the year 2042
This gas agreement will see the marketing of quantities of dry gas from the Zemoul El Kbar perimeter (surplus gas block 403), located in the Wilaya of Ouargla under the Contract of Association between Sonatrach and Eni Algéria. The annual gas production marketed is expected to be around 500 million cubic meters.
This excess gas will be transported through the gas pipeline connecting the installations of blocks 403 and 405b, allowing its treatment at the gas installations of Menzel Ledjmet (MLE).
Sonatrach recently announced the completion of the Bir Rebaa North- Menzel Ledjmet East gas pipeline project in the Berkine Basin in the south-east 320km from Hassi Messaoud (wilaya of Ouargla). This was in partnership the Italian company.
Sonatrach is the national state-owned oil company of Algeria. Founded in 1963, it is known today to be the largest company in Africa with 154 subsidiariesFor more than 50 years, Sonatrach has been playing its full role in driving the national economy. Its mission is to enhance the large hydrocarbon reserves of Algeria. This major player in the petroleum industry, nicknamed the African major, draws its strength from its ability to be a fully integrated group throughout the hydrocarbon value chain.
In the Upstream, Sonatrach operates, in its own effort or in partnership with foreign oil companies, deposits among the most important in the world in different regions of the Algerian Sahara: Hassi Messaoud, Hassi R’Mel, Hassi Berkine, Ourhoud, Tin Fouyé Tabankort, Rhourde Nouss, In Salah and In Amenas.
In terms of transport, the Group has an extremely dense network of pipes which today covers nearly 22,000 kilometers across France. The Company has also set up three petroleum loading ports for hydrocarbons: Algiers, Arzew, Bejaia and Skikda in order to allow the loading and unloading of large tankers with a capacity of 80,000 to 320,000 MT and LNG carriers.