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- The Zriba-Guebli Fluorspar Project of Fluormin plc in Tunisia consists of a dormant mine with surrounding prospects, which is classified as a brownfield exploration project. Mining occurred in underground developments at the Zriba-Guebli mine until 1992, at which time the mine was closed, largely due to low fluorspar prices. The project is situated 70 km southwest of Tunis and comprises a single exploration permit, 34.6 km2 in extent, within the Hamman Zriba mining district, a renowned fluorspar-barite-lead-zinc metallogenic province. The project has an extensive poly-metallic,fluorspar-barite MVT deposit, with associated lead-zinc, which straddles the northwest-southeast trending Zriba-Guebli graben. The project has been subdivided into three prospect areas, namely, the western Guebli horst, the Graben Valley and the Zriba horst block in the east. The mineralisation is structurally and lithologically controlled and hosted in the shallow dipping unconformity between Upper Cretaceous reef limestone units and Jurassic carbonates
- Albidon Ltd (AIM:ALD; ASX:ALB) is doing early stage exploration at Kef El Agueb, within the 7 km by 3 km Oued Belif breccia complex and at Ras Rajel in northwestern Tunisia.
- Overview oil and gas activities (Mbendi).
- National Oil Company: Entreprise Tunisienne d'Activités Pétrolières (ETAP).
- Agip (ENI).
- Lundin Petroleum.
- Exploration data / reports offered by First Exchange.
- Manfred Hauptmann International Geological Consulting: Tunisian petroleum systems, facies analysis, sequence stratigraphy, palaeogeography.
- Centurion Energy International Inc. Projects in Tunisia.
- Serept (Société de Recherche et d'Exploitation des Pétroles en Tunisie).
- Carthago Oil Company Tunisia: holder of the Medjerda Exploration Block in northern Tunisia.
- Oil production: 81,530 bbl/day (2004 est.)
- Oil proved reserves: 1.7 billion bbl (2006 est.)
- Natural gas production: 2.4 billion cu m (2004 est.)
- Natural gas proved reserves: 77.87 billion cu m (1 January 2005 est.)
- In 2005, Adam field, located in the Borj el Khadra prospect in Ghadames basin, became Tunisia's largest producing oilfield at 18,000 bbl/d. The Borj el Khadra prospect is operated by Agip, with partners Pioneer Natural Resources, Paldin Resources and ETAP. The onshore El Borma oilfield, which Agip discovered in 1964 near the Algerian border, produces around 12,000 bbl/d. This production level is down from the 1985 peak of 70,000 bbl/d.
- Ashtart field, which is operated by ETAP, produces around 11,500 bbl/d.
- In addition to Tunisia’s producing oil fields, foreign and domestic operators are continuing to explore and develop new hydrocarbon discoveries in the country. A partnership between a Tunisian and a Kuwaiti oil firm is drilling an offshore well with expected reserves of 6 million barrels of oil.
- Sweden's PA Resources (PAR) is involved in development and exploration in the Douleb field, the Zarat concession and the Tamesmida field and Sweden's Lundin Petroleum operates a number of offshore fields - notably, the Isis and Oudna fields.
- In February 2004, Tunisian independent HBS Oil Company announced an oil discovery on Djerba Island.
- Petroceltic International plc announced in December 2004 that it had struck both oil and gas at its Sidi Toui 3 well in the Ksar Hadada Block in southern Tunisia.
- In April 2005, the U.A.E.'s Mabdallah Saad al-Thani Corporation announced a five-year exploration agreement with ETAP for the El Jem block, while U.S.-based Rigo Oil Company announced an exploration agreement for the Tozeur-Sud block.
- In February 2006, Tunisia awarded Petro Canada and Anadarko 2-year, production sharing agreements (PSAs) with ETAP for the Cape Sirat and Bashtar blocks.
- In February 2006, a 35-year-old oil exploration dispute between Tunisia and Malta came to a close. The two countries signed an agreement that provides for joint oil development of the continental shelf between Malta and Tunisia. The ministers who signed the agreement are hopeful of finding oil in the continental shelf area, which is located near the Tunisian Isis field and Libya’s offshore Bouari field.
- It is over a 100 years since CPG (Gafsa Phosphate Company) started the exploitation of phosphate deposits in Tunisia. Currently, the mining operation is principally based around the deposits in the Gafsa basin located in the south of the country, north of Chott el jerid. Today, CPG works ten surface mines in 5 phosphate fields, all situated in the same Eocene geological level. For many years, CPG has been investing methods of reducing production costs while increasing capacity. This has been generally achieved by developing opencast mines to replace underground capacity. All Tunisian phosphate rock mines are now opencast. The move to open cast mining has brought significant savings in labor costs and increased productivity. Over the last 10-year period, CPG has seen its merchant rock output rise from 6 million metric tons in the late 1980s to more then 8 million tons in 2007. Tunisian phosphate concentrates range in two main categories based upon the content of P2O5; the merchant-grade 65-68% BPL grade mostly used for chemical process, and the merchant-grade 60-62% BPL grade, well suited for direct application. CPG supplies around 80% of its phosphate production to the GCT plants for local processing. GAFSA is marketed in more than 20 countries throughout the world either for processing or direct application.
- Celamin Holdings NL has received results from a preliminary program of drilling in the Chaketma exploration permit in Northern Tunisia that confirms highly promising phosphate mineralisation grades and thicknesses. The analytical results have been received for the first 187 samples from six of the twelve drill-holes completed, with the thickest intercept at the Gasaa El Kebira prospect in hole three returning 24 metres at 19.8 % phosphate at a 10% phosphate cutoff grade. This first class program is designed to determine the depth of over burden and the thickness and grade of the phosphate zone, before committing to the resource definition phase of the exploration program
- Albidon Ltd holds extensive tenement interests that are prospective for zinc and lead in north-central Tunisia, covering 4,000 square kilometres including the historical zinc mining district of Bou Aouane at the Nefza project area in the north west of the country. It has signed an option and earn-in letter with Zinifex Ltd for exploration and development of the zinc projects. Zinifex may earn a 51% interest in the projects through the expenditure of US$6 million on exploration within three years. The company may then spend a further SU$5 million within two years to earn a total interest of 70%. Albidon may thereafter elect to contribute to project expenditures in proportion to its 30% interest or sell its interest for cash plus a retained royalty.
- Maghreb Minerals plc has agreements and rights over three past-producing lead-zinc mines in Tunisia , as well as exploration rights over 9 other permits. Maghreb Minerals holds twelve exploration permits in Tunisia , three of which cover past producing mines. Maghreb Minerals bought all the rights to properties in Tunisia from Consolidated Global Minerals in exchange for shares.
- Geometry and internal discontinuities of an Ypresian carbonate reservoir (SIT field, Tunisia) (PhD thesis, HASLER Claude-Alain).
- Ground penetrating radar study in Tunisia (Southern Illinois University).
- U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 2202-C: Total Petroleum Systems of the Trias/Ghadames Province, Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya -- The Tanezzuft-Oued Mya, Tanezzuft-Melrhir, and Tanezzuft-Ghadames (by T.R. Klett).
- U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 2202-D: Total petroleum systems of the Pelagian Province, Tunisia, Libya, Italy and Malta - the Bou Dabbous - Tertiary and Jurassic-Cretaceous composite (by T.R. Klett).
- Characterisation of the El Garia Formation, Tunisia (PhD research undertaken at Cardiff University by Simon Beavington-Penney).
- North African Sequence Stratigraphy & Petroleum Geology, Tunisia Field Course by Neftex