The 3,000 km2 Mahdia permit lies 114 km offshore Tunisia in shallow waters along the eastern margin of the Gulf Hammanet basin in the Mediterranean Sea, 160km form the nearest major port

The wider basin is home to a number of small and mid-size oil and gas fields operated by independents and majors including Panoro, Eni and Royal Dutch Shell. Dunraven is the operator of the permit and holds a 100% interest.

Mahdia snapshot

Area3000 km2
Water depth250m
Key activity2018 – Extensive reprocessing and gap analysis work; Competent Person’s Report attributed 114 mmbbls ‘best estimate’ prospective resources in four prospects in the NW of block

2014 – Drilled EMD-1 well, de-risking EMD-East, the largest prospect (63 mmbbls) – well was suspended with well control issues

2012 – 3D seismic identifies four prospects in NW of block