Sonatrach to drill 4 wells in Ahnet, Illizi in 2014
Sonatrach plans to drill this year four exploration wells of shale gas in the basins of Ahnet (south of In Salah) and Illizi, after the Council of Ministers authorized the state-owned oil group to conduct a programme of drilling 11 wells over a period of 7 to 13 years.
Indeed, Sonatrach plans to drill 117 wells by its own means in 2014, which four wells for the exploration of shale gas, the Group said.
The Council of Ministers had agreed in May the launch of the necessary procedures towards foreign partners.
The early indications suggest national “significant” capacity in gas and oil shale as well as “promising” prospects in terms of recoverable quantities.