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Total gas discovery in Algeria

Posted: 4 May 2006

Total has made a discovery in the Timimoun gas perimeter in southwestern Algeria, which it operates with a 63.75 per cent interest alongside state oil and gas company Sonatrach (25 per cent) and Cepsa (11.25 per cent).

The MJB-3 exploration well tested at 235,000 cubic meters of gas per day. The find is currently being evaluated, while the exploration and appraisal program continues in the Timimoun perimeter.

Present in Algeria for more than 50 years, Total has four main centers of operation - Hamra, Tin Fouyé Tabankort, Béchar and Timimoun - as well as interests in the Rhourde El Khrouf and Ourhoud fields through its stake in Cepsa.

Total is also a partner in the planned Medgaz pipeline between Algeria and Spain.



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