Middle East Economic Survey

VOL. L

No 14

2-Apr-2007

ALGERIA

Statoil Finds Gas At First Hassi Mouina Well

Norways Statoil on 27 March reported a gas discovery in the Hassi Mouina Block in west-central Algeria at the Hassi Tidjerane-2 (HTJ-2) well, which was spudded on 14 November last year and drilled to a depth of 3,200ms by the Nabors Drilling Rig 284. HTJ-2 is the first onshore exploration and appraisal well drilled in the license by Statoil, which said it tested at a rate of 7,083 cu ms/hour...