A joint venture led by a Texaco Inc. unit has gauged an oil discovery on the El Jem Permit in Tunisia, about 170 km south-southeast of Tunis. The 1 El Jem flowed at a rate of 3,600 b/d of 42 gravity oil through a 7/16 in. choke from upper Cretaceous Bireno carbonate at 10,990-11,230 ft. Total depth is 13,134 ft. Texaco Exploration El Jem Tunisia Inc. operates the permit with a 60% interest. Conquest Exploration Tunisia Inc., a subsidiary of American Exploration Co., Houston, holds the

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