http://www.worldoil.com WorldOil Regional Report: MENA http://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2017/october-2017/features/regional-report-mena Middle East/North Africa grapples with production cut commitment, despite urge to boost output Algeria muddles through slump as history deters debt http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/8/24/algeria-muddles-through-slump-as-history-deters-debt The new realities of global oil markets are yet to convince economic policy makers in Algeria that it’s time for a radical rethink. OPEC insiders reel as key minister is fired during meeting http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/5/26/opec-insiders-reel-as-key-minister-is-fired-during-meeting As OPEC ministers gathered in Vienna yesterday to agree a nine-month extension of their oil-supply pact, the man credited with bringing about the landmark deal learned from a news broadcast that he had been fired. Algeria's Sonatrach, Total sign partnership agreement http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/4/10/algerias-sonatrach-total-sign-partnership-agreement Sonatrach, Algeria’s state energy company, and Total, have signed a comprehensive agreement strengthening the existing partnership between the two companies. Algeria urges 1 MMbpd cut in world’s oil production http://www.worldoil.com/news/2016/9/20/algeria-urges-1-mmbpd-cut-in-world-s-oil-production OPEC and oil-producing countries outside the group must find a way to cut crude supplies by 1 MMbpd to re-balance markets and stabilize prices, Algerian Energy Minister Noureddine Bouterfa said. Algeria signs oil, gas deal as OPEC member boosts sales http://www.worldoil.com/news/2016/5/16/algeria-signs-oil-gas-deal-as-opec-member-boosts-sales Algeria will supply oil and other energy products to Jordan for the first time under a memorandum of understanding signed on Monday, as the OPEC member seeks to diversify sales after years of stagnating crude production. Regional report: MENA http://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2014/october-2014/features/regional-report-mena

Despite geopolitical turmoil, Middle Eastern and North African exploration and licensing activity levels remain strong, with the MENA region producing over one-third of the world's oil and one-fifth of global gas.