Libya: the Battle for Peace in a Failing State

From the Financial Times: As international attention intensifies on Libya amid longstanding concerns about the flow of migrants to Europe and the risk that Isis fighters being forced out of Syria will seek to exploit the chaos, the UN is leading a fresh drive to bring stability to the Opec member. It has set an […]

Glencore “Loses Exclusive Rights” to Sarir & Messla Oil

By John Lee. Glencore has reportedly lost its exclusive marketing rights for the Sarir and Messla oil export grades. Sources told Reuters that since the end of 2018 anyone can buy these grades, and that both Shell and BP have taken some. The Switzerland-based commodities giant originally won the rights to in late 2015, when […]

Additional Capacity Added at Faregh Oilfield

By John Lee. Waha Oil Company (WOC), a subsidiary of the National Oil Corporation (NOC), has completed preparations on another horizontal well in the Faregh oil field ahead of the planned start of second-phase experimental gas production by the end of the first quarter of 2019. Initial tests indicate that the B B-14-59 well is […]

Weekly Security Report from Whispering Bell

Advertising Feature Whispering Bell produces a 7-10 page report that covers the past week of political, security, and economic events that occurred within Libya, comprehensive data/risk collection, maps for country-wide security events, and includes forward-looking analysis on the political and security situation over the coming weeks. Please click here to download an edited version of […]

Latest Oil Tenders

By John Lee. The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has advertised new tenders: Water desalination plant, Operation and Maintenance Services, Eni Environmental Baseline Survey Nafoora Augila, Arabian Gulf Oil Company (AGOCO) Restore Exposed Pipelines and Fiber Optic, Cathodic protection, Mellitah Oil & Gas (Source: National Oil Corporation) (Picture: Call for tender written on a folder, from […]

New Career Opportunities in Libya

By John Lee. The following career opportunities in Libya have been recently advertised: Deputy Field Coordinator for Program, Première Urgence Internationale (PUI) Administrative and Finance Advisor, Première Urgence Internationale (PUI) Education Officer, UNICEF – United Nations Children’s Fund Local Access Associate, UNDP – United Nations Development Programme Local Security Assistant, UNDP – United Nations Development Programme […]

SOAS, Lawyers for Justice in Libya, host Justice Lecture

Pablo de Greiff to launch first Annual Justice Lecture hosted by Lawyers for Justice in Libya and SOAS The UN’s first Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation, and guarantees of non-recurrence, Pablo de Greiff, will be speaking at SOAS University of London this month. The event will take place on 28 January […]

Libya: Slow Roll To Salvation

The Government of National Accord (GNA) is now supporting the Libyan National Army (LNA) and its commander Khalifa Hiftar [Haftar], according to a report from Strategy Page. It says this began when GNA leader Fayez al Sarraj spoke with Hiftar on November 13th when both were at the Libya conference in Italy. “While many GNA […]