Algeria: IOCs and Sonatrach agree contract amendments

Issue 361 - 18 Jan 2018
A readjustment of relations between international oil companies (IOCs) and the authorities is evidence of a new, more realistic approach towards upstream development. However, difficulties remain. While a number of international partners have successfully amended or extended their contracts with Alnaft, others have surrendered their interests – continuing a trend of the past several years.The most important two contracts to have been altered in a positive way are those regarding Total and Cepsa’s development of the Timimoun tight gas field in south-west Algeria and BP and Statoil’s production of gas at In Amenas.

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