Tunisia Oil Output At 41-Year Low

• Tunisia’s oil output fell to just 25,000 b/d in mid-June with the shut-in of all of the key fields in the south of the country including Eni’s El Borma and Adam, and OMV’s Cherouq. Though output began to progressively ramp up from 17 June following a deal struck with protestors the previous day, output for the month as a whole averaged around 32,000 b/d, the lowest level since 1966 (see chart).

• The previous 41-year low was May’s 39,500 b/d as protests which initially shut in small fields operated by French firm Perenco and Canadian-listed Serinus ( MEES, 19 May ) gradually spread throughout the south of the country. The one bright spot in May was the restart of output at Petrofac-operated Chergui gas field. (CONTINUED - 223 WORDS)


chart Tunisia Oil Output Falls To 39,500 B/D In May And Just 32,000 B/D For June