Press Esc to close

WorldOil

World Oil News Center



Algeria to ink shale gas partnerships with Shell, Exxon

BY SUMMER SAID

DUBAI--Algerian state-run oil company Sonatrach will soon sign partnership agreements with Royal Dutch Shell and Exxon Mobil Corp. on shale gas exploration in the north African country, the firm' s chief executive, Abdelhamid Zerguine, said in remarks published Thursday.

The new partnerships will be similar to the agreements signed earlier with Italy' s Eni SpA and Canada' s Talisman Energy Inc., Mr. Zerguine said, according to the official Algerie Presse Service, or APS.

The country has an estimated 600 trillion cubic feet of recoverable shale gas reserves yet to be developed, according to a recent study conducted by Sonatrach, he said.

APS didn' t give any further details on the deals. Shell declined to comment.

Last year, Eni said it signed a cooperation agreement for the development of unconventional oil, with particular focus on shale gas, adding that it confirms the country has significant shale gas reserves it wishes to explore and develop with Sonatrach.

Algeria has previously said it will amend its hydrocarbons law before the end of the year to attract more foreign investment to help it develop potentially big reserves of non-conventional resources.

Dow Jones Newswires

07/12/2012

 

Bookmark and Share


WO DATA HUB

EngineeringTablesIcon-Large

Engineering Data Tables

World Oil's specialized upstream Engineering Data Tables featuring the Drill Bit Classifier, Tubing Tables and more. Get Total Access today.

WO SUPPLEMENTS

2013 Fracturing Technology

2013 Fracturing Technology

MEDIA CENTER

By Digital Publisher

Drill Bit Classifier World Oil published its renowned Drill Bit Classifier in September 2013. The Drill Bit Classifier is a comprehensive listing of major manufacturers' d...

ENERGY EVENTS

Upcoming Events