Oil exploration in the north now authorized

Exploration for petroleum resources in the north of the country is now authorized. The government grants “Alnaft” the possibility of research and exploitation of hydrocarbons in the north-east of the country.

According to a presidential decree published in the official journal, the national agency for the valorization of hydrocarbon resources (ALNAFT), obtained mining title for the activities of research and / or exploitation of hydrocarbons on the perimeter called “North-East Algeria ”.

The decree stipulates, in fact, that it is allotted to ALNAFT, a mining title for the activities of research and / or exploitation of hydrocarbons on the perimeter named: “ North-East Algeria ” (blocks: 122, 123 , 125, 127, 140, 141 and 142) covering a total area of ​​64,597.82 km2.

The perimeter delimited in the decree signed by the Head of State extends globally or partially in the administrative districts of 14 wilayas in the northeast of the country. These are the wilayas of “Béjaïa, Jijel, Skikda, Annaba, El Tarf, Souk Ahras, Guelma, Tébessa, Oum El Bouaghi, Biskra, Batna, Sétif, Mila and Constantine”.

In addition, “the mining title for the exploration and / or exploitation of hydrocarbons is issued to the national agency for the development of hydrocarbon resources (ALNAFT), from the date of publication of this decree in the Official Journal” , we still say.

Other perimeters granted to Alnaft

Other operating perimeters, particularly in the south of the country, have been granted to the national agency for the development of hydrocarbon resources (Alnaft), in accordance with agreements concluded with Sonatrach.

This is an amendment to the contract of July 28, 2015 for the exploration and exploitation of hydrocarbons on the perimeter called “ Hassi Tidjerane ”, concluded on June 15, 2021 between Alnaft and Sonatrach.

Another decree signed by Tebboune also stipulates that it is “approved and will be executed, in accordance with the legislation and regulations in force, addendum n ° 2 to the contract of July 28, 2015 for the exploration and exploitation of hydrocarbons. on the perimeter called “Ohanet II” ”. Another contract concluded between the two companies.

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