Ahnet is a unconventional gas development located onshore Algeria and is operated by Sonatrach . Discovered in 1953, Ahnet lies in block Ahnet (Block 337b, 338b, 339a2, 339b, 340b, 341b, 341a2).

The project is currently in feed stage and is expected to start commercial production in 2025. The development cost is expected to be $2,000 m. The Ahnet unconventional gas development will involve the drilling of approximately 15 wells.

Field participation details

The field is owned by Sonatrach.

Production from Ahnet

Production from the Ahnet unconventional gas development project is expected to begin in 2025 and is forecast to peak in 2026, to approximately 1,104 bpd of crude oil and condensate and 418 Mmcfd of natural gas. Based on economic assumptions, the production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2069.

Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 614.48 Mmboe, comprised of 8.09 Mmbbl of crude oil & condensate and 3,638.38 bcf of natural gas reserves.

Contractors involved in the Ahnet unconventional gas field

Some of the key contractors involved in the Ahnet project as follows.

Design/FEED Engineering: TechnipFMC

Other Contractors: Quantum Drilling Ventures and TASSILI

About Sonatrach

Sonatrach SpA (Sonatrach) is an integrated oil and gas company. It carries out exploration, production, liquefaction, refining, marketing and maritime transportation of hydrocarbons and petroleum products. The company operates pipeline transport, storage, loading and unloading infrastructure network to transport crude oil; condensate, LPG, and natural gas. Sonatrach also carries out production and marketing of liquefied natural gas and by-products such as ethane propane butane and gasoline. It provides research, development, exploitation, and production of hydrocarbons. The company has operational presence in Europe, Africa, and South America. Sonatrach is headquartered in Algiers, Algeria.


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