The French oil and gas company TotalEnergies and Algeria’s state-owned Sonatrach have signed a series of agreements aimed at increasing gas production in Algeria, strengthening the supply of LNG to Europe, and developing renewable energy in Algeria.
Under a first agreement, which remains subject to the approval of the Algerian authorities, Sonatrach and TotalEnergies will increase the gas production of the Tin Fouyé Tabankort II (TFTII) and Tin Fouyé Tabankort Sud (TFT sud) fields in southern Algeria (Sonatrach 51%, TotalEnergies 49%). The combined production of the two fields is expected to exceed 100 kb/d by 2026, versus a level of around 60 kb/d in 2022.
Under a second agreement, Sonatrach and TotalEnergies have extended for the year 2024 deliveries by the Algerian company of 2 Mt/year of LNG to TotalEnergies at the port of Fos-Cavaou, near Marseille, France.
Under a third agreement, the two companies will cooperate to develop renewable energy projects in Algeria, specifically renewable energy projects to solarize exploration and production sites for oil and gas. They will also conduct a study of the potential for renewable, low-carbon hydrogen for the export market and an R&D program in low carbon energies and the energy transition.