Wintershall Dea, Sonatrach partner to develop Algerian natural gas, energy transition projects

November 09, 2023

(WO) – Wintershall Dea and Sonatrach have signed an agreement for a Scientific and Technical Cooperation to develop innovative approaches and solutions for joint projects and extend their existing partnership. The two companies will to exchange knowledge and experience about topics associated with their core business and in the field of low-carbon energies.  The future expert dialogue will focus on the role of natural gas for Algeria and beyond, as well as on topics around energy transition such as the use of hydrogen and CCS.

Wintershall Dea sees significant opportunity in Algeria as a stable energy supplier for the region, and for Europe, and as a key player in the energy transition. As the leading producer of natural gas in Africa, Algeria is a major energy exporter to Europe.

In addition, Algeria has great potential for future energy production, including hydrogen, solar and wind power and carbon capture and storage. Wintershall Dea intends to grow and further develop its business in Algeria, and is working to identify potential new projects.

Wintershall Dea has been a partner in the Reggane Nord concession in the Sahara desert since 2002. The project is operated by the Groupement Reggane Nord (GRN), a consortium of project partners Sonatrach, Repsol and Wintershall Dea.

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