When it comes to root and branch changes to Algeria’s oil sector strategy, Sonatrach president Abdelmoumen Ould Kaddour is up against powerful reactionary forces. At least he appears willing to extend an olive branch to IOCs.

 

Abdelmoumen Ould Kaddour is approaching a year at the helm of Algerian state energy firm Sonatrach. His task is a tough one: to streamline the country’s largest employer and strike a balance between attracting much-needed investment from overseas...