Algeria

Edison has been active in Algeria since the late 1990s. Through its participation in most bid rounds in the country from 1995 to 2005, Edison developed a wide experience in the exploration themes in various areas of the Algerian south.

Algeria

Reggane Nord (Blocks 351c and 352c) was awarded in July 2002 and ratified in January 2003. The block is in the Reggane basin in the South-Western sector of the Algerian Sahara Desert and the main exploration target is gas. Edison has owned a working interest of 11.25 % since 2002, and the other partners are Sonatrach (40%), Repsol (29.25% Operator) and RWE (19.5%). The partner made a final investment decision in 2009. Approval for the development was received at the end of 2011 and the development phase started in 2012. The construction phase is expected to be completed in late 2017. The development plan foresees a gas production plateau of 100 Bcf/year for 12 years starting at the end of 2017. A total of more than 1.5 Tcf of gas reserves will be put into production.