HTJ is a conventional gas development located onshore Algeria and is operated by Sonatrach. Discovered in 2004, HTJ lies in block Hassi Mouina (Block 317b, 319b, 321b, 322b2) and Hassi Tidjerane (Block 317p, 319p, 322p).

The project is currently in construction stage and is expected to start commercial production in 2024. The HTJ conventional gas development will involve the drilling of approximately three wells.

Field participation details

The field is owned by Sonatrach.

Production from HTJ

Production from the HTJ conventional gas development project is expected to begin in 2024 and is forecast to peak in 2026, to approximately 137 Mmcfd of natural gas. Based on economic assumptions, the production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2039.

Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 41.1 Mmboe, comprised of 246.62 bcf of natural gas reserves.

Contractors involved in the HTJ conventional gas field

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

Main EPC: Larsen & Toubro

Other Contractors: JGC Holdings

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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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