LONDON, May 18 (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell is seeking to sell its gas fields in Tunisia for some $500 million, sources said, as the Anglo-Dutch company pushes forward with its vast disposal programme.
The Tunisian assets, accounting for some 65 percent of the North African country's gas production, were acquired as part of Shell's $54 billion take over of BG Group last year.
In 2015, the fields produced 30,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day, according to BG Group's annual report of the same year.
A Shell spokeswoman declined to comment.
Shell has sold or agreed to sell more than $20 billion in assets over the past year as part of a $30 billion divestment programme aimed at reducing debt following the BG acquisition.
(Reporting by Ron Bousso, editing by David Evans) ((firstname.lastname@example.org; +44)(0)(2075422161; Reuters Messaging: email@example.com))
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