Repsol has made three new gas finds in Algeria’s Sahara desert with initial tests showing production rates of 1 million cubic metres per day.
The first find was made during drilling of KLS-1 in the Reggane basin. Initial production registered flows of 629,000 metres of gas per day.
The second discovery was made in M’Sari Akabli, in the Ahnet basin.
The well known as OTLH-2 registered a test flow of 249.000 cubic meters per day of gas at a depth of about 1280 metres, and 110,000 cubic metres per day of gas at a depth of 1,340 meters.
The well is in a new independent structure in the centre of the block and is the first discovery in the Ahnet Basin.
Repsol operates and holds a 33.75% stake in both licences while Algeria’s state-owned Sonatrach controls 25%, Germany’s RWE Dea owns 22.5%, and Italy’s Edison has 18.75%.
Meanwhile in central Algeria, Repsol (45%) together with Gas Natural (30%) and Sonatrach (25%) made a third discovery in the Berkine basin in Gassi Chergui. The AI-2 well produced a test flow of 158,000 cubic metres of gas.