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                              Signature                                                                                                                                         NUMBER 40 - October 2009                                                    tunisian news
                                        CEREMONIES                         CEREMONIES
                                                                                                                                                                                Development Projects
                                                                                                                                                                                 MAAMOURA & BARAKA PROJECT                                             LPG extraction facility to commercial specifications (LPG and
                                                                                                                                                                                 The Maamoura and Baraka Concessions are located Offshore              commercial gas) required for end user consumption.
                                                                                                                                                                                 Gulf of Hammamet, about 16 km and 35 Km respectively from             This project is expected to come on stream at the same time
                                                                                                                                                                                 the coast, with a water depth of about 50 m. ETAP (51%) and ENI       as the STGP (within the next 3-4 years).) .
                                                                                                                                                                                 (49%) are the co holders of these tow offshore concessions.
                                                                                                                                                                                 The Maamoura and Baraka Projects aim at producing and treating        HASDRUBAL FIELD
                                                                                                                                                                                 11 kboed of hydrocarbon. The project main features are:               Hasdrubal field is located Offshore Gulf of Gabes, BG is the
                                                                                                                                                                                 • Installation of two separate lightweight unmanned                   operator (50%) with ETAP (50%)
                                                                                                                                                                                   platforms, remote controlled from the onshore plant                 The development consists of an offshore Normally Unmanned
                                                                                                                                                                                 • Drilling of two wells per platform                                  Installation (NUI) to house 4 gas producing wells and 2 oil
                                                                                                                                                                                 • Multiphase transportation to shore through one 19 km-10”            producing wells and an 18” pipeline (117 Km) connecting the
                                                                                                                                                                                   line for Maamoura and one 49 Km -12” line for Baraka                offshore installations to the onshore gas treatment plant.
                                                                                                                                                                                 • Common Oil/Gas/Water onshore separation plant located               The gas treatment plant will process 120 MMSCFD of gas
                               chorbanE PErmiT (ETaP, alpine)                                         bouhajla PErmiT (ETaP, dualex)
                                                                                                                                                                                   near the industrial area of Tazerka                                 to produce commercial gas, 15 000 bbl/D of stabilized
                                                                                                                                                                                 The <<First Oil>> is expected between the end of 2009 and             condensate and crude oil and 400 tons/D of LPG.
                                                                                                                                                                                   beginning 2010.                                                     The offshore platform was installed in summer 2008. The sub
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       sea pipeline was completed early 2009. First gas is expected
                                                                                                                                                                                 NAWARA CONCESSION                                                     by October 2009.
                                                                                                                                                                                 Since 2006 four hydrocarbon accumulations (Warda, Nawara,
                                                                                                                                                                                 Ahlem and Sourour ) were discovered in Jenein Sud permit              STGP
                                                                                                                                                                                 located in the South of Tunisia.                                      The south Tunisian gas project (STGP) aims at putting a gas
                                                                                                                                                                                 The development of the Nawara concession ,which includes              infrastructure in the south of Tunisia enabling to develop all
                                                                                                                                                                                 the discovered fields, is currently identified to supply the local    the potential gas concessions. This project consists of building
                                                                                                                                                                                 gas market outlet with 1.33 MMSCMPD. It is anticipated that           a gas compression plant (GCP) at the center of gravity of the
                                                                                                                                                                                 drilling of Fella-1 well and up to four (4) additional wells in the   southern concessions to collect and compress all rich gases
                                                                                                                                                                                 Nawara Concession that will secure the plateau production of          from the southern concessions, transport these gases through
                                                                                                                                                                                 1.33 MMSCMPD over a minimum period of fifteen (15) years.             a new 24” pipeline to a new Gas Treatment Plant (GTP) located
                               sidi mansour PErmiT (ETaP, omV)                                        TElEmzanE & kassErinE PErmiT (ETaP, Poros)
                                                                                                                                                                                 The development consists of a central production facility             in the Gabès industrial area some 320 kms from the GCP.
                                                                                                                                                                                 over the Nawara field where the production stream from the
                                                                                                                                                                                 various fields will be separated in condensate and wet (LPG           The feasibility studies of the project were completed in early
                                                                                                                                                                                 rich) gas to be exported. The condensate will be exported via         2009. The FEED phase is under the tendering

                                                                                                                                                   PICTURA (+216) 71 78 80 77
                                                                                                                                                                                 the existing Trapsa oil pipeline to the Skhira oil terminal.          stage. After the final investment decision
                                             ENTREPRISE TUNISIENNE D’ACTIvITES PETROLIERES - DIRECTION ETUDES ExPLORATION                                                        The wet gas will be compressed and exported to a tie in point         (expected by early 2010) the project is
                                                                                                                                                                                 of the joint STGP facilities from where it will be transported via    expected to come on stream during the first
                                                      27 bis Avenue khereddine Pacha B.P. 83 - 1073 Montplaisir - Tunis, Tunisia - North Africa
                                                  Phone : 216 71 902 688 - Fax : 216 71 904 092 /216 71 906 141 - Telex : 15128 - 13887 - 15303                                  a new 320 km gas pipeline to Gabes and treated in a dedicated         quarter of 2012.
                                                                   E-mail : dexprom@etap.com.tn - web site : www.etap.com.tn
 ExPLORATION &                                                                                                                          SEISMIC ACTIVITY
                                                                                                                                         SEISMIC ACTIvITY
                                                                                                                                                 ACTIvITY                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               PRODUCTION
                Production conference (ePc 2010)
                             onference (
                  PRODUCTION CONFERENCE (EPC 2010)                                                                                                                                            SiSmique
                                                                                                                                                                                        SISMIqUE 2D                                          2D                                                                                                                                                                                         ACTIVITY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        vITY REvIEW
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ACTIvITY REvIEW
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ACTIvITY REvIEW                                                   REVIEW
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             TOTAL: 3294 km
                                                                                                                                              PErmiT             oPEraTor             conTracTor         onshorE / oFFshorE          sTarT / End          2d (km)

                                                                                                                                              mahdia              TETHYS                   PGS                 OFFSHORE                                     500

                                                                                                                                               TaniT               PVEP                    PGS                 OFFSHORE                                    1017
 ETAP is pleased to announce that the 12th Tunisian                                                                                                                                                                                  08/03/2009
 Petroleum Exploration & Production Conference “EPC                                                                                                                                                                                  18/02/2009
 2010” will be held in Tunis from 11th through16th                                                                                           GuEllala              PVEP                    PGS                 OFFSHORE                                     672
 October 2010.
 The general theme of the Conference will be:                                                                                                 barGou           COOPER ENERGY          CGG/VERITAS              ONSHORE                                      50
 “ Focusing on Frontier Exploration & New Geological
 Targets...“.                                                                                                                              sidi mansour            OMV                CGG/VERITAS              OFFSHORE
 The technical programme will include two day                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            CONCESSIONS ON PRODUCTION                                         ADAM CONCESSION
 oral and poster sessions and technical exhibition                                                                                                                                                                                   05/08/2009
 followed by two field trips.                                                                                                              doulEb ouEsT            TOPIC              CGG/VERITAS              ONSHORE                                    37.560                                                                                                                                         ASHTART FIELD                                                     First oil from Majda 1 well started on 1st January 2009 with an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           oil rate of 730 BOPD from the Silurian Acacus Formation.
 In addition, a social programme will be available                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Side track of Ashtart-41 well started on August 19th 2009 with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     10/08/2009                                                                                                                                                          the objective to test the Bireno reservoir. Ashtart- 49 and       Drilling of Adam-7 and Nour-3 wells are planned during the
 for accompanying persons.                                                                                                                     jElma           P.A. RESOURCES         CGG/VERITAS              ONSHORE                                      309                                                                                                                                                                                                            fourth quarter 2009.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     01/10/2009                                                                                                                                                          Ashtart- 50 wells will be side tracked back to back.
 Your participation is usually highly appreciated and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      These fields are currently producing around 11 000 BOPD.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Ashtart revamp project has started since April 2005, to upgrade
 we hope that you join us at the EPC 2010 in Tunis                                                                                             Fahs               LARSEN                   PGS                 ONSHORE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     28/09/2009                                                                                                                                                          of Ashtart topsides facilities. Project execution for EPCI was
 For further information : epc2010@etap.com.tn                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           sanctioned by partners.                                           OUED ZAR AND HAMMOUDA FIELDS
                  www.etap.com.tn                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The field is currently producing around 9 000 BOPD.               Drilling of a new development well Hammouda-9 was
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           completed in May 2009 with an oil rate of 720 BOPD from the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         EL AIN FIELD                                                      Silurian , Acacus Formation .

                  Exploration                                                                                                           DRILLING ACTIVITY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Activation of El Ain 3 well with an ESP is planned during the     Oued Zar - 4 development well was completed in June 2009.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         fourth quarter 2009.                                              Drilling of a new development well Hammouda N-3 was

                   ExPLORATION                                                                                                           DRILLING ACTIvITY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         The field is currently producing around 1 000 BOPD.               completed in August 3rd ,2009 and production started on 4th
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           September 2009 with an oil rate of 800 BOPD from the Silurian
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         EL HAJEB AND GUEBIBA FIELDS                                       Acacus Formation. Plan to perform a frac job on Hammouda

                                                                      ACTIVITY REVIEW
                                                                    ACTIvITY REvIEW                                                                                                                       EXPLORATION
                                                                                                                                                                                                     ExPLORATION WELLS                                                 WELLS                                                                                                                             Installation of an ESP on Guebiba-9 well instead of a jet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         pumping system is planned during the fourth quarter 2009.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         These fields are currently producing around 4 000 BOPD.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           N-3 well will be following the drilling operations.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           These fields are currently producing around 7 500 BOPD.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           FRANIG, BAGUEL AND TARFA FIELDS
 PERMITS                                                            CONvERTED PERMITS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      A work over on Tarfa-1 well is planned during the fourth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         MAKHROUGA, LARICH AND DEBBECH FIELDS (MLD)
 The total number of permits is 54 (38 Onshore and 16 Offshore),    • sidi mansour Permit (6592 Sq.Km) was converted to an                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 quarter 2009 to restore the well completion integrity due to
                                                                                                                                         PErmiT / concEssion                       WElls                      PErmiT / concEssion*       oPEraTor       onshorE/oFFshorE drillinG conTracTor                  sPud daTE / Td rEachEd ToTal dEPTh (m) & FormaTion aT Td WEll sTaTus                       Drilling of a new development well Larich SSE-1 was completed
 from which 43 are exploration permits and 11 are prospecting         Exploration permit, ETAP is the holder (100 %), OMV and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              the corrosion of the tubing and casing.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         last year 2008 and it’s producing 500 BOPD. These fields are
 permits. These permits are operated by 33 National and               Thani as contractors, for an initial period of three (3) years.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      These fields are currently producing around 2 500 BOPD and
                                                                                                                                              El hamra                          SHUMOUS # 1                        EL HAMRA               PIONEER                 ON      H&P 42                              07-12-2008 / 02-02-2009     3500 m Basement                    Dry - P & A                 currently producing around 2 500 BOPD.
 International Oil & Gas Companies among 51 active in the           • chorbane Permit (2428 Sq. Km) was converted to an                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    35 MMSCFGPD.
 exploration domain.                                                  Exploration permit under a Production Sharing Contract , ETAP        borj El khadra                     SIAH ET TOUIL # 1                   Borj El Khadra            ENI                   ON      PERGIMINE (IDECO E 2100 AZ-11)      14-12-2008 / 27-02-2009     4800m Ordovician (Sanrhar Fm )     Gas Shows, P & A            EZZAOUIA FIELD
                                                                      is the holder (100 %), and Alpine Oil & Gas is contractor, for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Installation of a jet pumping system on Ezzaouia-18 new well in   SABRIA FIELD
 AWARDED PERMITS                                                      the initial period of three (3) years .                                Takrouna                        MECHERTATE - SE # 1                   TAKROUNA              PERENCO                  ON      GWDC-69                             25-12-2008 / 07-02-2009     2050m (u. Cretaceous) Aleg Fm      Dry - P & A                 February 2009. The oil rate increases from 280 to 500 BOPD.       Two (2) new legs were drilled during the re-entry of Sabria
 • kasserine Permit , (5108 Sq. Km) was awarded as Prospecting                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             N-3H well, and completed on 19th March 2009. Only the leg A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         The field is currently producing around 1 200 BOPD.
   Permit to ETAP (50 %) as partner and Poros (50 %) as operator    RELINqUISHED PERMIT                                                        El jEm                                   EL JEM # 4                   EL JEM              AL THANI                 ON      Atlantic Oil Services (DISCOVERER II) 09-03-2009 / 10-06-2009 3500 m (u. Cretaceous) Aleg Fm       Dry - P & A                                                                                   is producing with an oil rate of 130 BOPD.
   for two (2) years period under Joint Venture Contract.           • Takrouna Permit (4496 sq. Km) was relinquished by PERENCO                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            A feasibility study of a frac job on Sabria N-2 well is in progress.
                                                                                                                                               El jEm           EL JEM # 4     EL JEM # 4 A, K.O.P. 2661 m           EL JEM              AL THANI                 ON      Atlantic Oil Services (DISCOVERER II) 10-06-2009 / 11-08-2009   3526m (u. Cretaceous) Aleg Fm      Fish in Hole - P & A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         CHOUROUq CONCESSION
 • Telemzane Permit, (5380 sq. Km) was awarded as Prospecting         at the end of the initial period in June 2009.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       The field is currently producing around 550 BOPD.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         The production started from Methaq-2 well in June 2009 with
   Permit to ETAP (50 %) as partner and Poros (50 %) as operator
                                                                                                                                               El jEm                           EL JEM # 4 B, K.O.P. 3360 m          EL JEM              AL THANI                 ON      Atlantic Oil Services (DISCOVERER II) 11-08-2009 / 01-09-2009   3550m (u. Cretaceous) Bireno Fm    PREPARATIONS FOR TESTING    an oil rate of 600 BOPD from the Silurian Acacus Formation .
   for two (2) years period under Joint Venture Contract.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         These fields are currently producing around 9 000 BOPD.           CHERGUI FIELD
 • bouhajla Permit (416 sq. Km) was awarded to ETAP (100 %)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                A work over of Chergui-3 took place in July 2009 to add new
   as holder and DUALEX as contractor during a period of 03 years                                                                              zaraT                             EL FELL # 2                         ZARAT             P.A. RESOURCES            OFF      ENSCO 85                            17-06-2009 / 24-07-2009     2002 m (U. Cretaceous) Abiod Fm    Temporarily Abandoned                                                                         perforations and determine the well deliverability. The field is
   as Initial Period ,under a Production Sharing Contract.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 currently producing around 450 BCPD and 30 MMSCFGPD.
                                                                                                                                               adam                             GHAZELA # 1                          ADAM*                  ENI                   ON      PERGIMINE (IDECO E 2100 AZ-11)      07-08-2009 / 31-08-2009     3665 m ( Silurian), Tannezuft Fm   Temporarily Abandoned

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