Italian power and gas utility Edison, in collaboration with Sonatrach, Repsol and RWE Dea, has made two new gas finds in the Algerian desert.

According to the company, the first of the two finds, well KLS-1, is part of a new isolated structure known as Kahlouche Sud in the North Reggane Permit.

The discovery in the OTLH-2 well in the M’Sari Akabli Permit registered a test flow of 249,000 cubic meters per day of gas at a depth of 1,280m, and 110,000 cubic meters per day of gas at a depth of 1,340m. The production tests carried out in OTLH-2 well in the Emsian level, at a depth of about 1,280m (Lower Devonian), yielded 249.000 cubic meter/day of gas, through a 32/64” choke and a well head pressure (WHP) of 1,519 psi and in the Sieginian level, at about 1,340m (Lower Devonian), yielded 110.000 cubic meter/day of gas, through a 32/64” choke and a well head pressure (WHP) of 812 psi, said the company.

The well KLS-1 at a depth of 3720m has tested the Sieginian (Lower Devonian) with a gas flow of 629.000 m3/d, for a choke opening of 32/64”, showing a well head pressure of 3551 psi.

Founded in 1883, Edison claims to be Europe’s oldest energy company. The company has an installed capacity of about 12,000 MW. In the natural gas area, Edison is an operator in Italy with activities from exploration to production, importation, distribution and sales.