Agence Nationale pour la Valorisation des Ressources en Hydrocarbures

لمحروقات ا موارد  لتثمين  الوطنية الوكالة

 

I. PRESENTATION OF ALNAFT
The national agency for the Valorization and Promotion of Hydrocarbon Mining Domain "ALNAFT" was created under the provisions of Article 12 of the law n ° 05-07 of April 28th, 2005, amended and supplemented, relating to hydrocarbons.
ALNAFT is governed by a Management Committee composed of a chairman, five members and a secretary general. 

II. MAIN MISSIONS OF ALNAFT 

  Potential evaluation of the Hydrocarbon mining domain ;
  Promotion of upstream investment ;
  Approval of field development plans ;
  Collect fees and monitoring taxation ;
  Monitoring and control the execution of R & E contracts ;
  Management of the National Data Bank ; and
  Audit of costs related to R & E contracts.

III. HYDROCARBON MINING DOMAIN : PROSPECTION, RESEARCH & EXPLOITATION

4.1. PRESENTATION OF ALGERIAN MINING HYDROCARBON DOMAIN
Total Hydrocarbon mining domain area extend over 1 730 035 km2, representing 73% of the Algerian territory.

The geological history of Algerian sedimentary basins is part of the global geodynamic process of plate tectonics that has structured Algeria in two domains:

-  in the north, alpine Algeria, consisting of young reliefs, modeled during the Tertiary by Alpine movements. It is structured of the following structural-sedimentary ensembles, from north to south :
-  Tellien Atlas chain;
-  Highlands (hauts plateau) ; and 
-  Sahara Atlas chain.
-  to the south, the Saharan Platform, structured at Paleozoic in several basins separated by high zones. We distinguish from West to East :
-  Tindouf – Reggane basins ;
-  Bechar basin ;
-  Timimoun-Ahnet basins ;
-  Oued Mya-Mouydir basins ; and 
-  llizi-Berkine basins.

 

 

  4.2. MAIN DOMAIN OF PARTNERSHIP

The acreage is open to several opportunities of partnership such as :
  Prospection and Research in Frontier area ;
  Offshore exploration ;
  Prospection and Research Shale and Tight sand formations ;
  Mature basins:  Deep horizon ;
  Research of Stratigraphic & mixed traps ;
  New discoveries & fields to be developed ; and
  Enhancing Oil Recovery.

4.3. HOW TO BE PRE-QUALIFIED BY ALNAFT ?
Anyone wishing to carry out prospection, research and exploitation of hydrocarbons or exploitation of hydrocarbons pursuant to Article 32 of Law No. 05-07 on Hydrocarbons and Executive Decree No. 07-184 of June 9, 2007, amended and completed, must submit an application for pre-qualification to the National Agency for the Valorization and Promotion of Hydrocarbon Resources "ALNAFT" in duplicate.

4.4. WHO CAN INVEST IN PROSPECTING?

Any foreign legal person, as well as any private or public Algerian legal entity, including the SONATRACH - SPA national company, with the financial and / or technical capacities required by the law n ° 05-07 of April 28, 2005, modified and completed, relating to hydrocarbons and the regulatory texts adopted for its application.

4.5. HOW TO INVEST IN RESEARCH AND EXPLOITATION?
To carry out hydrocarbon research and exploitation activities, all persons must be prequalified by the national agency for the development of hydrocarbon resources, participate in the call for competition and conclude a research and exploitation of hydrocarbons contract with ALNAFT.
The hydrocarbon exploration and exploitation contract gives the contractor the exclusive right :
to carry out research activities on the contractual scope ; and
to carry out hydrocarbon exploitation activities in the event of discovery and after approval by ALNAFT of the discovery development plan.

For more details please visit ALNAFT