In Salah Gas has started production from its Southern fields in Algeria. The project is the latest in a program of developing seven central-Algerian fields, which began in 2004. The Southern fields comprise four dry-gas fields: Gour Mahmoud, In Salah, Garet el Befinat, and Hassi Moumene. Drilling began in 2014 and will continue through 2018 with a total of 26 wells planned. Production is expected shortly to reach 500 MMcf/D and eventually to peak at 868 MMcf/D. In Salah is a joint venture between partners Sonatrach (35%), BP (33.15%), and Statoil (31.85%).