No. 38



Sonatrach Announces New Oil Discovery At Hassi DZabat

On 11 September Sonatrach announced the discovery of oil at Hassi DZabat, about 600 km southeast of Algiers and some 50 km from the Hassi Messaoud field. A test conducted in the Ordovician reservoir (Hamra Quartzites) in the interval 3,244-3,314.6ms flowed 8.3 cu ms/hr of oil of a 0.801g/cc density and 1,472 cu ms of gas with a head pressure stabilized at 620 psi, the company said in a statement. This...