A new natural gas discovery has been made in south-east Algeria.
A test in the TESO-2 well in the Ordovician reservoir showed a gas flow of 175,000 cubic meters a day, energy company GDF SUEZ said.
The well was drilled 1,307 meters deep in the Illizi basin.
The size of the discovery will be looked into further with at least four more wells, the company added.
GDF SUEZ holds 20% of the licence alongside operator Repsol (52.5%) and Enel Spa (27.5 %).