Tunisia has accepted Upland Resources' application for an exclusive licence for onshore hydrocarbon exploration and appraisal.
Lawyer and Middle East business expert Hugh Fraser has been inducted into a global networking initiative set up to help Scottish firms break international markets.
Italian firm Eni has signed a cooperation agreement on renewable energy with Tunisia’s state oil company, Etap.
Petrofac is remaining tight-lipped on reports it plans to leave Tunisia if protests over jobs continue, according to reports.
Gulfsands Petroleum has had a two-year extension to its Chorbane Licence ratified by the Tunisian authorities.
Independent Resources has identified hydrocarbon prospects at its Ksar Hadada permit in Tunisia.
The Tunisian authorities have approved an application from Circle Oil to renew the exploration permit on its Mahdia block.
Independent Resources has struck an exclusive agreement with Scotforth Limited to carry out a remote sensing hydrocarbon survey at its Ksar Hadada permit in Tunisia. The survey is expected to be completed within six weeks.
Mazarine Energy has made an oil discovery in Tunisia with its partner ETAP. The find was made in the Cat -1 (Chouchet El Atrous) well in the Zaafrane permit by the company’s subsidiary Mazarine Energy Tunisia. Mazarine Energy executive chairman Edward Van Kersbergen said: “We are delighted to announce the first discovery in the Zaafrane permit.
Gulfsands Petroleum has removed its chief executive. Mahdi Sajjad has been replaced by Alastair Beardshall as executive chairman with immediate effect. The oil and gas company, which operated in the North African region, said Sajjad would remain as a director of the company.