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Tazerka Offshore Field

Tazerka field is located in the gulf of Hammamet North Tunisia ( Italian offshore boarder ).

The field was discovered in 1975 with first oil in 1982 by SHELL Tunirex, AGIP , ETAP ( Tunisian state company ) in joint venture.

The production started in 1982 with 20 000 BOPD ( SHELL Tunirex as operator ) SAMEDAN took over the field late in 1990, and SHELL sold all its exploration and production interests in Tunisia.

SMIP took over the 80% shares in Tazerka field from SAMEDAN in 1996 and succeeded to maintain the production and the FPSO running until 1999 when it was abandoned for uneconomical reasons ( collapse of the price ).

T2P 80% (Tazerka pour la Production du Pétrole) & ETAP 20% ( National Tunisian Oil Company )
Italian Tunisian sea border
Project value:
6 Million US $/year
Plant type:
FPSO with Single Anchor Leg System ( SALS)
1.2 Million barrels capacity
Involved discipline:
Mechanical, Electrical, instrumentation, process and logistics
Number of resources used:
80 Persons : 40 on / 40 off
20 persons in onshore base .
Storage yard, supply boat vessel CLUPEA 3400 HP
Results achieved :
Operating, global maintenance; and abandonment of the field