Eni successfully restarts oil exploration activities in Tunisia

Source: Eni

Eni has successfully resumed oil exploration activities onshore Tunisia in the Sahara desert, approximately 700 kilometers south of Tunis.

Eni has successfully resumed oil exploration activities onshore Tunisia in the Sahara desert, approximately 700 kilometers south of Tunis. Eni has just completed operations on the discovery well Laarich East-1, located in the MLD (Makhrouga-Laarich-Debbech) license, where Eni owns a 50% stake and the Tunisian state company ETAP the remaining 50%.

Laarich East-1, which is 5 kilometers away from the oil treatment center in the concession, has reached the final depth of 4,111 meters discovering hydrocarbons in sandstone layers of Silurian and Ordovician age. Production tests revealed a delivery capacity of approximately 2,000 barrels of oil per day, confirming the upside potential of the concession identified through the recent three-dimensional geophysical survey carried out on the permit.

The Laarich East-1 well, whose drilling started in June, has already been connected to production. In the meantime, exploration activities in Tunisia are continuing with the drilling of additional prospects, which have been already identified on 3D Seismic. 

The drilling of Laarich East-1 is part of Eni’s near field strategy, adopted to cope with the low oil price environment, and consisting in conducting exploration activities in the proximity of existing infrastructures with available spare capacity. In case of a discovery, this strategy allows for the optimization of development costs and competitive time to market for production start-up.

Eni operates in Tunisia in exploration and production activities since the early 60s, when the giant oil field El Borma, which is still operating today, was discovered. Eni's equity production in the country is currently 11 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day.

Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now

Whitepapers

The Time is Right for Optimum Reliability: Capital-Intensive Industries and Asset Performance Management

Imagine a plant that is no longer at risk of a random shutdown. Imagine not worrying about losing...

Going Digital: The New Normal in Oil & Gas

In this whitepaper you will learn how Keystone Engineering, ONGC, and Saipem are using software t...

Maximizing Operational Excellence

In a recent survey conducted by PennEnergy Research, 70% of surveyed energy industry professional...

Leveraging the Power of Information in the Energy Industry

Information Governance is about more than compliance. It’s about using your information to drive ...

Latest PennEnergy Jobs

PennEnergy Oil & Gas Jobs