(in North Africa)



AREA (on): 163,600 km2

OIL PEAK: 1983


Oil production in Tunisia peaked in 1980. Most onshore oil has been produced from the El Borma field near the Algerian border, which came onstream in 1966. Most offshore oil has been produced from the Ashtart field in the Gulf of Gabes, onstream in 1973.

A few smaller accumulations, especially offshore, have offset depletion in these fields allowing output to increase from 2007 but only a limited number of marginal prospects remain.

Tunisia’s gas mostly comes from the offshore Miskar field. Other potential developments exist which are allowing output to grow but these will not be large enough to prevent slow declines in gas output after 2012.



Tunisia’s oil consumption slowly increased up to 2005 despite escalating oil imports as the country’s economy was relatively strong. Recent expansions of output will lead to a brief period of export with consumption also increasing but more slowly.

Gas consumption has increased in line with indigenous gas production and expansion of gas demand is expected to continue with imports from Algeria continuing after 2012.



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