OMV starts production at Tunisian well after takeover

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OMV AG has started operating at an oil field in Tunisia after taking over an American rival¬ís exploration activities in the North African country.The Austrian energy sector top dog said today (Weds) it carried out first drillings at the El Badr 5 field in Tunisia earlier this week. OMV explained it would produce 1,500 barrels […]

Austrian firms get staff home from Tunisia

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Oil and gas company OMV has withdrawn most of its staff from Tunisia, it has been reported.Dozens of people have died since last week when thousands of citizens took to the streets to demonstrate against the North African country¬ís regime.OMV told the Salzburger Nachrichten newspaper today (Thurs) that 54 of its 66 employees have preliminary […]

OMV finds gas in southern Tunisia

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Austrian oil and gas producer OMV announced today (Tues) it had discovered natural gas and gas condensate during exploratory drilling in southern Tunisia.OMV said the find had occurred at the Fella-1 field there.OMV board member Helmut Langanger said: “The series of very promising finds in exploration block Jenein South has strengthened our resolve to continue […]