Two years ago Total’s Algeria production was low and falling. The company’s only stake was 35% of the aging Tin Fouye Tabankort (TFT) wet gas field where output has fallen from a peak of 680mn cfd in 2011 to just 400mn cfd for 2017 – netting Total a measly 15,000 boe/d, three-quarters gas (MEES, 23 March 2018).

But from that trough, the company’s Algeria output was already set to rise. Development was well advanced at the 1.8bcm/y (175mn cfd)  Timimoun gas field (Total 37.75% and operator), which finally came online early last year (MEES, 2 March 2018). (CONTINUED - 979 WORDS)