Zarzaitine is a producing conventional oil field located onshore Algeria and is operated by Sinopec International Petroleum Exploration and Production. According to GlobalData, who tracks more than 34,000 active and developing oil and gas fields worldwide, the field is located in block Zarzaitine. Buy the profile here.

An expansion project is associated with the Zarzaitine, namely the Zarzaitine Development. This project is currently in the approval stage.

Field participation details

The field is owned by China Petrochemical and Sonatrach.

Production from Zarzaitine

The Zarzaitine conventional oil field recovered 99.13% of its total recoverable reserves, with peak production in 1962. The peak production was approximately 160.00 thousand bpd of crude oil and condensate. Based on economic assumptions, production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2026.

Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 9.22 Mmboe, comprised of 9.22 Mmbbl of crude oil & condensate.

About Sinopec International Petroleum Exploration and Production

Sinopec International Petroleum Exploration and Production Corp (SIPC), a subsidiary of China Petroleum & Chemical Corp is an energy utility provider that offers oil and gas exploration services. The company provides investments services in development, exploration, sale, production, storage, and transportation of oil and gas. It also invests in oil refining and production. SIPC offers services such as comprehensive utilization of mineral resources associated with oil and gas, import and export business, technical exchanges, and foreign trade consultation services, among others. The company provides its services across China, Africa, South America, the Middle East, Asia Pacific, Russia-Central Asia and North America. SIPC is headquartered in Beijing, China.

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