Tunisia has an important place in the history of OMV: The entry into the country in the early 1970s was the first foreign E&P project in the history of the Group. In 2003, with the takeover of Preussag Energie GmbH, OMV gained a very competitive position in Tunisia. Thereafter, it started a large exploration campaign in the South of the country, which led to gas-condensate discoveries, including the Nawara field in 2006. In February 2011, OMV concluded the acquisition of the Tunisian E&P subsidiaries of Pioneer Natural Resources in the South of the country.
In August 2017, OMV divested its 50% stake in the Ashtart offshore oil field as well as its 50% stake in the operating company SEREPT. In December 2018, OMV divested its 50% stake in TPS together with its 49% stake in the concessions, through the sale of its 100% owned subsidiary named ‘’OMV Tunisia Exploration & Production GmbH’’. These divestments fit with OMV’s global strategy to optimize its portfolio.
In 2021, OMV’s equity production in Tunisia was ~10 kboe/d and has reached ~11 kboe/d in 2022.
Health & Safety
OMV applies its Group wide standards and best-practice principles in health, safety, security and environment on a continuous basis for all activities in Tunisia. We strive to engage with all our stakeholders; to minimize the impact on the environment and to enable sustainability in our operations.