Canada’s Serinus Energy said it has begun working towards restarting oil and gas production at the Sabria field in Tunisia after ensuring operations would be undisrupted.
The company, which has operations in Romania and Tunisia suffered the closure of its Sabria field after extended protests in the southern region of the country over jobs and development blocked all oil field activities to the southern oilfields of Tunisia.
The protests halted in August, when the company initiated discussions with the government to ensure the resumption of operations would be safe and undisrupted.
“Production at its oil fields can be restarted in a safe and secure environment with sufficient comfort that there will be no further production disruptions for the foreseeable future,” it said in a statement.
Additionally, Serinus said it was unaware of the terms offered to conclude protests but it had made no commitments to additional employment or social contributions.
For the Chouech Es Saida field, the company said it is evaluating the restart cost of the field including the timing and costs to replace the electrical submersible pump for the CS-3 well.