Repsol in Algeria

Algeria is a country that produces fossil fuels. It has the 14th largest oil reserves in the world, in addition to one of the largest natural gas reserves. It is located in the north of the African continent. It has the Mediterranean Sea on its north coast and shares a border with Tunisia and Libya to the east, Niger and Mali to the south, Mauritania to the southeast, and Western Sahara and Morocco to the west.

Repsol and Total reached an agreement with the Algerian state oil company Sonatrach to extend the license for the gas and condensate field Tin Fouye Tabankort (TFT) in the Illizi basin for a further 25 years.

We have been present in Algeria since 1973 with various upstream projects. In addition, we have a permanent office in the capital Algiers, where we support the business and strengthen links with the country’s institutions.

Our activity in figures

4 million

barrels of oil

7 million

barrels of oil equivalent in gas production

1,039 km2

of total surface area

Map of exploration Algeria
Main projects
Image of the Repsol facilities in Algeria, part of the Reggane project

Reggane North

In the southeast of Algeria in the Sahara Desert, we can find one of Repsol’s most important projects worldwide: the Reggane Project. A logistic challenge that began in 2003 – 2010 with a successful exploration campaign in a previously unexplored terrain. Since then, 200 Repsol employees of 36 nationalities have worked here.

The Algerian government approved the project development plan at the end of 2011, and years of work and effort finally paid off when the production and processing of 8 million meters cubed of gas per day, 10% of Spain’s gas demand, began on December 13th, 2017.  

The Reggane project includes six gas fields gas (Azrafil Sud-Est, Kahlouche, Kahlouche Sud, Tiouliline, Sali, and Reggane). We hold a 29.25% working interest, alongside Sonatrach (40%), Dea Deutsche Erdoel AG (19.5%), and Edison (11.25%).

Image of the Sud-Est Ilizi facilities

 Sud-Est Ilizi

Our exploration activity has been very positive for years, showing the high potential of this area located in the southeast of Algeria. Since 2009, we have held a 72.5% stake alongside Sonatrach (27.5%).  

Operator at the Repsol facilities in Tin-Fouye


This field, located in the Sahara region, is one of the largest in the country. We hold a 22.62% stake, and we have signed an agreement with Total, the state company Sonatrach, and Alnaft to continue exploitation for a further 25 years.

Address: Tour ABC - 13ème étage
Pins-Maritimes, El Mohammadia
16130 Alger

Updated December 2020.