Helmut Langanger, OMV Executive Board member responsible for Exploration and Production stated: "I am delighted with this second consecutive discovery in our Jenein Sud Exploration Block which is one of our core regions. It confirms the potential of this block and reinforces our plans for further growth in Tunisia."
The combined flow rate of all layers tested by the Nawara 1 well amounts to 5,970 bbl/d of oil and 58 mn scf/d of gas. The drilling rig has moved off and preparations for further production testing are under way. Acquisition of 3D seismic is expected to start in August this year, and further Drilling will commence early next year. OMV and the Tunisian national oil company ETAP each hold 50% in the Jenein Sud Exploration Permit. The area covers 1,992 kmē, 700 km south of the Tunisian capital Tunis.
On 29 March this year, OMV announced its first discovery in the Jenein Sud Permit with well Warda 1 producing 1,500 bbl/d of oil and 1,625 boe/d of gas on test.
OMV first became active in Tunisia in the early 1970s. Membership of the group that discovered Halk el Menzel was OMV's first ever foreign joint venture. The Preussag acquisition in 2003 gave OMV control of seven producing oil fields in the southeast of the country. The most prolific of these is the Ashtart field. OMV's current production is approximately 9,000 boe per day. OMV's current exploration acreage is in the operated Jenein Sud block in the Southern tip of Tunisia.
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