Worker’s at Tunisia’s Eni-led El Borma field held a three-day strike over pay from 10 September shutting in the field’s 5,000 b/d-plus output. The regional Tataouine labor union that called for the action says the operating company Sitep (Eni 50%, state firm Etap 50%) has failed to implement a set of demands agreed on 20 August.
El Borma, the country’s oldest and largest producing oil field, has now been shut-in at least three times by strikes this year. And this came on the back of summer 2017’s wide-ranging strikes that crippled output at Tunisia’s southern fields (MEES, 2 June 2017). London and Warsaw-listed minnow Serinus Energy only last month managed to restart its Chouech Es Saida field which was forcibly shut by protests in February 2017. (CONTINUED - 300 WORDS)