Total, partners produce first gas from Timimoun field in Algeria

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Striking union workers of French oil giant Total gather in front of the oil refinery to protest the the governments proposed labor law reforms in Donges, France, May 26, 2016. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

03 April 2018, News Wires – France’s Total said first gas has been produced from the Timimoun field in southwestern Algeria, LNG World News reports.

The production complex has a capacity of around 5 million cubic meters of natural gas per day at plateau, or about 30,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boe/d).

The project is jointly operated by Sonatrach (51 percent), Total (37.75 percent) and Cepsa (11.25 percent).

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.

The field will add to Total’s production capacity in Algeria which, in 2017, averaged 15,000 boe/d, all from the in Fouyé Tabankort (TFT) gas and condensate field located 300 kilometers west of the Libyan border. Total holds a 35 percent interest in TFT.

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Godwin Okafor is a Financial Journalist, Internet Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Naija247news Media Limited. He has over 16 years experience in financial journalism. His experience cuts across traditional and digital media. He started his journalism career at Business Day, Nigeria and founded Naija247news Media in 2010. Godwin holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos. He is an alumni of Lagos Business School and a Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton Seminar for Business Journalists). Over the years, he has won a number of journalism awards. Godwin is the chairman of Emmerich Resources Limited, the publisher of Naija247news.

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