• 2013
  • Establishment


    Mazarine Energy was founded by Edward van Kersbergen in 2013, when he was presented with an opportunity to obtain a permit to search and drill for oil in Tunisia. Immediately all the necessary wheels were put in motion, and from that moment onwards, Mazarine Energy was a reality.

  • Zaafrane


    Mazarine Energy acquires the Zaafrance license in Tunisia, a 5168km2 area in central Tunisia, an internationally recognized and highly promising area with significant unconventional resources.

    Shortly after acquiring the operatorship, the company acquired 330km2 of 3D seismic data and after reprocessing 3000km of vintage 2D seismic data, the company signed a drilling contract with Compagnie Tunisienne de Forage for a two-well drilling campaign.

  • 2015
  • After commencing the drilling campaign in early 2015, the Mazarine Energy discovered oil in the first well of the two-well drilling campaign, upgrading expectations for the potential in the Zaafrane permit.

    The second well as part of the drilling campaign also discovered oil. Both wells have since been tested at commercially successful rates. In May 2016,

  • 2016
  • Carlyle Group

    Carlyle Group

    Mazarine welcomed Carlyle Group as a strategic investor. This allows the company to expand its current asset base and build a regional platform in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

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