Dutch minnow Mazarine Energy is looking to sell up to half of its shares in its Tunisian assets in a bid to spur development, the firm’s CEO Edward van Kersbergen told Reuters in a report this week. French independent Perenco and US firm Hunt Oil are interested due to their already existing local presence, a source with direct knowledge of the matter tells MEES.

Mazarine, like its two suitors a privately held company, saw output from its Ghrib concession (Mazarine 45%, state firm Etap 50%, Bizerte 5%), hit 2,000 boe/d (mostly oil) last year. (CONTINUED - 563 WORDS)