Production starts up at Timimoun Gas Field in Algeria

timmo kumarThe Timimoun field is located in southwestern Algeria. (Image source: H.KoPP/Flickr)Total has announced the start of production of first gas from the Timimoun field in southwestern Algeria

The production complex with a capacity of around five million cu/m of natural gas per day at plateau (around 30,000 boepd)), is jointly operated by Sonatrach (51 per cent), Total (37.75 per cent) and Cepsa (11.25 per cent).

“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 and 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 R’mel.

Total’s exploration and production activities in Algeria date back to 1952. In 2017, Total’s production in Algeria averaged 15,000 boepd, all of it from the Tin Fouyé Tabankort (TFT) gas and condensate field located 300km west of the Libyan border. The Group holds a 35 per cent interest in TFT.

Total also markets lubricants and bitumen in Algeria. Through the Maersk Oil acquisition, which closed on 8 March 2018, Total now holds a 12.25 per cent interest in the El-Merk, Hassi Berkine and Ourhoud oil fields, with a combined production capacity of 400,000 boepd. In November 2017, Total also announced the proposed acquisition of Engie’s upstream liquefied natural gas (LNG) assets. This transaction will add 4.6mn tonnes to the group’s global LNG portfolio.

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