Oil production in North Africa decreased 1.4% during 1982, with an average of 2,610,500 BOPD compared with 2,648,500 in 1981. A new offshore field (Tazerka) was put on stream in Tunisia. This field is the deepest producing field in the Mediterranean (250 m water depth). Utilized natural gas production is estimated to about 2,000 MMCFGD.--Modified journal abstract.

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