Rhourd El Baguel Oil Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Sonatrach
  • Country: Algeria
  • Location: 450 miles southeast of Algiers
  • Production start:
  • Partners:
  • Type: Oil
  • Estimated Reserves: 3 billion barrels of oil in place when discovered
  • Production Volume:


  • The Rhourde El Baguel Field, one of the largest oil accumulations in Algeria, was discovered in 1962 and is estimated to have originally contained approximately 3 billion barrels of oil in place.


  • 1962 - Rhourd El Baguel Oil Field discovered
  • 1996 - ARCO and SONATRACH signed the Production Sharing Contract
  • 1999 - Elf acquired 40% of ARCO's share



  1. ARCo, Elf Sign Agreement on Rhourde El Baguel Field
  2. ELF signs agreement for complementary development of Rhourde El Baguel field (Algeria)
  3. ARCO Signs Production Sharing Contract with Sonatrech for Major Enhanced Oil Recovery Project in Algeria

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