Rhourde Messaoud Complex is a producing conventional oil field located onshore Algeria and is operated by Eni. The field is located in block Zemoul El Kbar (Block 403a,403d).

Field participation details

The field is owned by Sonatrach and Eni.

Production from Rhourde Messaoud Complex

The Rhourde Messaoud Complex conventional oil field recovered 53.45% of its total recoverable reserves, with peak production in 2006. The peak production was approximately 25 thousand bpd of crude oil and condensate. Based on economic assumptions, production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2070. The field currently accounts for approximately 1% of the country’s daily output.

Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 86.9 Mmboe, comprised of 86.9 Mmbbl of crude oil & condensate. Rhourde Messaoud Complex conventional oil field reserves accounts 0.02% of total remaining reserves of producing conventional oil fields globally.

About Eni

Eni SpA (Eni) is an integrated oil and gas company that discovers, explores, develops and produces crude oil, natural gas and condensates. The company also involved in supply, trading and shipping of natural gas, LNG, electricity and fuels. It has operations in Italy, Cyprus, the UK, Portugal, Algeria, Egypt, Gabon, Nigeria, Russia, Venezuela and other countries. Through its refineries, Eni processes crude oil and other oil-based feedstock to produce fuels, lubricants and allied products. It commercializes these products through wholesalers and retail networks. The company has properties across Italy, Other European Union, Rest of Europe, Americas, Asia and Africa. Eni is headquartered in Rome, Italy.


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