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November 24, 2021

El-Merk Complex Conventional Oil Field, Algeria

By Carmen

El-Merk Complex is a producing conventional oil field located onshore Algeria and is operated by Groupement Berkine. The field is located in block Block 208 and El Merk (EMK,Block 405a).

Field participation details

The field is owned by Sonatrach, PT Pertamina (Persero), Occidental Petroleum, TotalEnergies, Eni and Repsol.

Production from El-Merk Complex

The El-Merk Complex conventional oil field recovered 55.51% of its total recoverable reserves, with peak production in 2016. The peak production was approximately 113.58 thousand bpd of crude oil and condensate and 30.93 thousand bpd of natural gas liquids. Based on economic assumptions, production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2040. The field currently accounts for approximately 3% of the country’s daily output.

Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 253.06 Mmboe, comprised of 193.1 Mmbbl of crude oil & condensate and 59.95 Mmbbl of natural gas liquid reserves. El-Merk Complex conventional oil field reserves accounts 0.05% of total remaining reserves of producing conventional oil fields globally.


Information on the field is sourced from GlobalData’s fields database that provides detailed information on all producing, announced and planned oil and gas fields globally. Not all companies mentioned in the article may be currently existing due to their merger or acquisition or business closure.

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