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TotalEnergies and SONATRACH sign MoU to develop gas resources

TotalEnergies and SONATRACH will develop gas resources in Algeria's north-east Timimoun region, (Image source: Adobe Stock).

Exploration & Production

TotalEnergies and SONATRACH have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to appraise and develop gas resources in Algeria’s north-east Timimoun region under Law No.19-13 governing hydrocarbon activities

The Memorandum of Understanding outlines a work programme for this, tying in with existing processing facilities for production from the Timimoun field, to reduce costs and emissions.

"This Memorandum of Understanding reflects our shared willingness to expand our strategic partnership with SONATRACH," said Julien Pouget, senior vice president Middle East & North Africa, Exploration & Production at TotalEnergies.

Extending LNG co-operation

Earlier this year, TotalEnergies and SONATRACH extended their contractual relationship in LNG until 2025, when SONATRACH will be delivering two million tonnes of LNG to TotalEnergies at the port of Fos-Cavaou, near Marseille in France.

TotalEnergies has been involved in Algeria's energy sector for many years. The company is active in oil and gas exploration and production through its interests in the Tin Fouyé Tabankort and Timimoun gas fields, the Berkine Basin oil fields (Blocks 404a and 208) and LNG via supply contracts with Sonatrach. Downstream, TotalEnergies Lubrifiants Algérie SPA and TotalEnergies Bitumes Algérie SPA market lubricants and bitumen.