Tag Archives | El Fil

Libya loses over $145m due to El Feel Closure

By John Lee. The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has said that Libya has lost over $145 million since the closure of the El Feel [El Fil, Elephant] field on a month ago. Xinhua quotes a senior official as saying: “Al-Fil oil field, which produces more than 70,000 barrels of oil per day, is still closed […]

Disruption at El-Fil hits Oil Exports

By John Lee. The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has declared force majeure on the 70,000-bpd el-Feel [El-Fil, Elephant] field from Friday February 23, 2018, following the shutdown of the field and the evacuation of its employees. A statement from the NOC said the actions were taken after members of the Fezzan unit of the Petroleum […]

Oil Blockade “a National Tragedy”

By Jobn Lee. The National Oil Corporation (NOC) says more than 360,000 barrels per day of Libyan crude oil production has been shut in by what it describes as a “criminal militia” operating in Western Libya, at a cost to the country of $160 million in lost production. “These gangsters are not only harming the […]

New Oil Tenders

By John Lee. The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has advertised new tenders: Work-over rig (Tibisti field), Harouge Oil Operations (HOO) Work-over rig (Amal field), Harouge Oil Operations (HOO) Catering and Cleaning Services, Mellitah Oil and Gas Satellite stations, Arabian Gulf Oil Company (AGOCO) (Source: NOC)

Sharara Oilfield Reopens

The National Oil Corporation (NOC), Zintan Elders Council, and Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG) have welcomed a new accord to reopen unconditionally the blockaded Sharara oil field, restoring over 200,000 barrels per day of Libyan oil production with immediate effect. This will also allow reopening of the El Feel [El Fil, Elephant] oil field, which produces […]

NOC denies media reports about El Fil

The NOC said on Thursday that, contrary to media reports, the El Fil [El Feel, Elephant] oil field remains closed and under force majeure. The field depends on electric power from Sharara, which itself remains closed as a result of closing the Al Rayayina valves. The NOC reiterated its appeal for immediate and unconditional opening […]

Oil Production rises to 685,000 bpd

By John Lee. An official from the National Oil Corporation (NOC) has told Reuters that Libya was producing oil at a rate of 685,000 barrels per day on Sunday, up from an average of roughly 600,000 bpd in December. The official declined to give details of operations at individual oil fields. Output is understood to […]

Sharara Oilfield Resumes Production

The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has announced that production at the Sharara oilfield reached 58,000 barrels on Wednesday, according to a report from Reuters. The NOC confirmed on Tuesday the reopening of pipelines connecting the Sharara oil field to Zawiya refinery, and the El-Feel [El Fil, Elephant] oil field to the Mellitah complex. The pipelines […]