Valid hydrocarbon licenses down to 16, end of October 2023 (Report) [Upd 1]

The number of valid hydrocarbon licenses dropped to 16 by the end of October 2023 compared with 20 end of October 2022, including 13 exploration licenses and 3 prospecting ones, according to the monthly report on the energy situation for October 2023, released by the National Observatory of Energy and Mines.

The total number of concessions is 56, including 44 in production.

The State participates through the ETAP in 34 of these concessions in production and directly in 3.

A new “Boughrara” exploration licence was awarded in January 2023 (JORT no. 6 of January 17, 2023).

As regards exploration operations, no new seismic acquisition operations were recorded to the end of October 2023.

On the other hand, 5 new exploration wells were drilled by the end of October 2023, namely: the “Araifa-2,” “Sabeh1,” “Wissal-1,” “Larmina-1” and “Chaal-2” exploration wells.

Drilling operations to expand three new wells were also recorded at the end of October 2023, namely “Nawara-2,” “TT27” and “SMGNE-1.”

Source: Agenc
e Tunis Afrique Presse