Under the terms of the MoU, Eni will be able to assess gas potential as well as opportunities for further development across fields discovered by Sonatrach thus far. With gas production for these areas expected to reach three billion cubic meters per annum, new opportunities have emerged for increasing exports to Italy via the Transmed pipeline.

In addition to scaling up gas development, the MoU will see the companies collaborate on a green hydrogen pilot project aimed at decarbonizing operations. The proposed project will be located in Bir Rebaa North (BRN) in the Algerian desert and will support operations at the BRN gas plant – operated by the joint venture company, Sonatrach-Eni GSE.