Algeria’s Sonatrach wants to start offshore oil drilling and has begun discussions with U.S. operators Exxon Mobil Corp ( XOM.N ) and Anadarko ( APC.N ) as well as Italy’s Eni ( ENI.MI ), a source at the state energy company told Reuters on Sunday. The North African OPEC member nation has struggled to attract oil investment in recent years because of tough terms that have made foreign companies wary. Sonatrach last year began a more flexible approach to bilateral talks with foreign partners. Low oil prices have also pressured Sonatrach, prompting it to focus on developing production at more mature fields in the southern Sahara and bringing online delayed gas projects. Offshore drilling could offer another area for growth. “Seismic operations carried out by Sonatrach have shown an […]