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Spain’s Repsol said Monday that its onshore Algeria exploration well TanEmellel Sud-Ouest-2 (TESO-2) found a gas pay zone in the Sud-Est Illizi block.

The gas discovery was made at a depth of 4,288 feet and well testing delivered a gas flow rate of 175,000 cubic meters per day and 90 barrels per day of condensate with a 32/64” choke.

“Repsol aims to drill at least four more additional wells in order to appraise the previous discoveries within the Sud-Est Illizi block,” the company said.

The find is the third discovery at the Sud-Est Illizi block, located in southeastern Algeria.

Repsol is the operator of the consortium with a 52.5 percent stake.

Italy-based Enel holds a 27.5 percent stake and France’s GDF-Suez holds a 20 percent stake.

Algeria’s Sonatrach will hold a 51 perncet stake in the development and production phases, with the existing members maintaining their existing proportions in the remaining 49 percent.

“The discovery in Tan Emellel Sud-Ouest-2 (TESO-2) exploration well in the Sud-Est Illizi block is the continuation of an already very successful exploration campaign in the high-potential area,” Repsol said.