Hassi R'Mel

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Hassi R'Mel
Hassi R'Mel is located in Algeria
Hassi R'Mel
Hassi R'Mel
Location of Hassi R'Mel within Algeria
Coordinates: 32°55′41″N 3°16′16″E / 32.928°N 3.271°E / 32.928; 3.271Coordinates: 32°55′41″N 3°16′16″E / 32.928°N 3.271°E / 32.928; 3.271
Country  Algeria
Province Laghouat
Time zone West Africa Time (UTC+1)
Postal code 03300

Hassi R'Mel (Arabic: حاسي الرمل‎) is a town in Algeria located near the 18th largest gas field worldwide. Hassi R'Mel is located in Laghouat Province 60 kilometres (37 mi) northwest of Ghardaïa. It is the capital of Hassi R'Mel District. Hass R'Mel has an airport.

Hassi R'Mel is a hub for natural gas and oil pipelines running to coastal cities of Arzew, Algiers, and Skikda. The National Centre For Dispatching Gas is also starting point for the Maghreb-Europe, Trans-Mediterranean, Medgaz and Galsi gas export pipelines supplying Southern Europe. It is the planned final destination of the Trans-Saharan gas pipeline.

In Hassi R'Mel area would be located an integrated solar combined cycle power station, which thought to be the first of its kind in the world & Algeria.

Geology[edit]

The Hassi R'Mel gas field is a Triassic gas field discovered in 1956 with the HR-1 well and located in a Cretaceous anticline of the M'zab dorsal structure separating the Western Org Paleozoic basin to the west and the Oued Mya basin to the east.[1] Cambrian rhyolite forms the basement which is overlain by the Tassili Cambro-Ordovician sandstone group, a Siluro-Devonian shale and then Mesozoic sediments.[2] The A, B and C reservoir sandstones are Permo-Triassic with a total thickness of about 115 m and sealed by Late Triassic salt and shale.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Magloire, P. R., 1970, Triassic Gas Field of Hassi er R'Mel, Algeria, AAPG Memoir 14: Geology of Giant Petroleum Fields, Tulsa: AAPG, pp. 489-490.
  2. ^ Magloire, P. R., 1970, Triassic Gas Field of Hassi er R'Mel, Algeria, AAPG Memoir 14: Geology of Giant Petroleum Fields, Tulsa: AAPG, pp. 491-493.
  3. ^ Magloire, P. R., 1970, Triassic Gas Field of Hassi er R'Mel, Algeria, AAPG Memoir 14: Geology of Giant Petroleum Fields, Tulsa: AAPG, pp. 495-497.