”Shell Tunisia will drill 4 oil wells in the central region in 2013, with a budget of 150 million dollars (250 million dinars), ” Mohamed Lamine Chakhari Minister of Industry said Saturday.
Following his meeting with Hamadi Jebali, Interim Prime Minister and Mounir Bouaziz, Vice President of Shell Tunisia for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), the Minister added that the meeting was an opportunity to discuss the Shell’s work program and the prospects for exploitation by the company of exploration licenses in the region of Kairouan, which “will be signed shortly.”
Mounir Bouaziz said for his part that the final location of these wells currently planned in Kairouan, Sousse, El Jem and Sfax North will be identified after prospecting operations,” adding that for this purpose, new techniques used in America will be used for the first time in Tunisia and in the MENA region.”
“This investment will provide jobs for workforce and small Tunisian companies,” he argued.
The official emphasized the willingness of Shell International, based in Tunisia since 1920, to invest more in Tunisia.