Algiers, 30 March - Neftegaz.RU. French oil major Total announced 1st gas from the Timimoun field in southwestern Algeria.
The production complex with a capacity of around 5 million cubic meters of natural gas per day at plateau (around 30,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boe/d)), is jointly operated by Sonatrach (51%), Total (37.75%) and Cepsa (11.25%).
«The launch of Timimoun is a new step in the group’s history in Algeria, where we are a long-term partner. Achieved within the planned budget, the project will contribute to Total’s production growth in 2018,» said Arnaud Breuillac, President of Exploration & Production at Total.
Timimoun's gas will be produced with 37 wells connected to a gas processing facility that ties into the GR5 pipeline used to transport gas from fields in southwestern Algeria to Hassi Rmel.
Total’s exploration and production activities in Algeria date back to 1952. In 2017, Total’s production in Algeria averaged 15,000 boe/d, all of it from the Tin Fouyé Tabankort (TFT) gas and condensate field located 300 kilometers west of the Libyan border. The Group holds a 35% in interest in TFT. Total also markets lubricants and bitumen in Algeria.