Middle East Economic Survey


No 36



Sonatrach Makes Crude Discovery In Oued Mya Basin

Algerias state-owned Sonatrach on 28 August announced its fourth crude discovery of the year with the Berkaoui West-3 (BKO-3) well on block 438c. The well is located in the Oued Mya basin near Ourgla city and Hassi Messaoud. The well was drilled to a depth of 4,235ms. A test of the Triassic reservoir resulted in a flow of 3,565 b/d of crude and 132,000 cu ms/day of gas. Sonatrach...