Latest Communes of Algeria Stories

2008-10-14 09:00:38

Foster Wheeler has announced that its subsidiary Foster Wheeler Energy has been awarded a front-end engineering design contract by BP Exploration on behalf of the In Salah Gas Joint Venture for the Southern Fields Development Project in Algeria. The contact value for the project was not disclosed, and will be included in the Foster Wheeler's fourth quarter 2008 bookings. The objective of the In Salah Southern Gas Fields Development Project, the second phase of the In Salah Gas (ISG)...

2008-09-18 03:00:22

By Anonymous The target for first hydrocarbons production from the $1.3 billion Menzel Ledjmet East (MLE) development in eastern Algeria's Berkine basin is the second quarter of 2011, said First Calgary Petroleums Ltd., Calgary. The plan entails combined production of the MLE and Central Area Field Complex (CAFC) producing areas, with MLE to be developed first. The company plans to relinquish the ZER area about 20 km northwest of the nearest producing well in the CAFC area after having...

2008-08-07 03:00:32

Norwegian oil and gas company StatoilHydro and its partner Sonatrach have made a fifth gas discovery in the Hassi Mouina license in Algeria's Sahara desert region. The existence of gas was confirmed by the exploration well TNKW-1 in the southern part of the license. The Hassi Mouina license was awarded in June 2004. It includes four blocks within an area of 23,000sqkm in the Gourara basin, of which 30% has been relinquished to the Algerian government in accordance with the license...

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Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'