A group led by Repsol SA has made a gas discovery at the first well of a five-well exploratory program in the Illizi basin in eastern Algeria.
The Tihalatine South-1 well tested at the rate of 3.7 MMcfd at a depth of 1,073 m on the Sud-Est Illizi block. Interests in the block are Repsol 25.725%, Enel SpA 13.475%, and GDF Suez 9.8%. Algeria’s Sonatrach has 51%.
Repsol noted that in Algeria it has production at Issaouane and Tin Fouye Tabankort fields. Algeria awarded the Sud-Est Illizi block in 2010.