Ourhoud Oil Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Anadarko
  • Country: Algeria
  • Location:
  • Production start: 2002
  • Partners: Pertamina
  • Type: Oil / Gas
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume:


  • The Ourhoud Field, located in the southeastern corner of Block 404a, is the second largest oil field in Algeria


  • JGC: engineering, procurement and construction services for a large crude oil recovery plant


  • 1994 - The Ourhoud Field was discovered
  • 2000 - JGC Wins a Contract for a Large Crude Oil Recovery Plant
  • 2002 - Oil production began in Ourhoud Oil Field
  • 2012 - ConocoPhillips Announces Intended Sale its 3.7% stake


  • The producing reservoir is the Triassic Argilo-GrĂ©seux Inferieur (TAGI) which rests unconformably on Carboniferous strata. The structure has a proven oil column height of 293 meters on a three-way dip closure bounded on the east by a significant fault. Within the field area, the TAGI fluvial sandstones can be subdivided into three units, the Upper, Middle and Lower Members, on the basis of widespread shale markers. Triassic-Jurassic salts provide the regional seal overlie the reservoir interval. Silurian and Devonian shales are the source rock intervals.


  1. Maersk Oil, Algeria
  2. Ourhoud Field Case History in preparation for First Oil Production
  3. JGC Oil And Gas Processing References
  4. JGC Wins a Contract for a Large Crude Oil Recovery Plant Project in Algeria
  5. ConocoPhillips Announces Intended Sale of Algerian Business Unit
  6. Pertamina Completes Acquisition of ConocoPhillips’ Assets in Algeria

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