Tunisia records a decline in oil production

Tunisia records a decline in oil production
Tunisia records a decline in oil production
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By the end of November 2022, the national oil production declined to about 1.6 million tons of oil equivalent, recording a decrease of 14 percent, compared to the same period in 2022, when it amounted to about 1.8 million tons of oil equivalent.

The production of gas liquids, including the production of the Gabes plant, amounted to about 103,000 tons of oil equivalent, by the end of November 2022, compared to 147,000 tons of oil equivalent, during the same period in the year 2021, recording a decrease of 30 percent, according to the monthly bulletin of the energy situation. For the month of November 2022 issued by the Ministry of Industry, Mines and Energy.

The sector recorded the interruption of production in the gas unit in Gabes to carry out the programmed maintenance operations since September 2021, to return to production gradually during August 2022, to stop again starting from September 2022.

The hydrocarbons exploration, production and development sector faced important challenges during the year 2020, including the decline in the price of oil in the global market and the health repercussions of the Covid-19 virus, especially social movements.

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The Kamour pumping station returned to work on November 6, 2020, after reaching an agreement with the protesters. Note that the movements since July 16, 2020 contributed to the gradual decrease in daily production rates in the fields located in southern Tunisia, then it stopped completely in most fields.

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Contributing to enhancing production capacities was the entry into production of the Halq Al-Manzil concession in early 2021, following the resolution of legal and technical problems, noting that it is currently witnessing technical problems that are being worked on to be resolved, while the increase in the production of the Nawara field has positively affected the production of hydrocarbons.

Tunisia recorded the drilling of a new development well and the start of seismic survey works, starting from September 7, 2022, with the “Hazwa” and “Al-Waha” licenses, while until the end of June 2022, no exploration well had been drilled.

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