Anadarko: the high-stakes talks between Total and Sonatrach
As nationalism hits fever pitch in Algiers, the sale of Anadarko's African portfolio to Total is causing commotion.
Abdelmoumen Ould Kaddour has been comfortably in charge of Sonatrach since 2017, receiving financial and political support from the President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's presidential office to develop the group internationally. Kaddour himself officially backed Bouteflika's plans to run for a fifth
The policy to normalise relations with oil & gas majors Sonatrach boss Abdelmoumen Ould Kaddour launched after taking up his duties in 2017 is now at full tilt. Africa Energy Intelligence investigates this era in which French giant Total seems
Total is poised to become a key player of Algeria's oil and gas sector this year following its purchase of Danish firm Maersk's oil assets along with Engie's LNG branch (formerly GDF-Suez). While Total's popularity may be soaring in Alger,