Tag Archives | Gas Production

Phase 2 of Bahr Essalam Gas Project Completed

The National Oil Corporation (NOC) and Italian oil major Eni have announced the completion of Phase 2 of the Bahr Essalam offshore gas project, a joint venture between the two companies operated by NOC subsidiary Mellitah Oil & Gas Company (MOG). Production from the field’s ninth well began earlier this month, while work on the […]

Wintershall Dea sees Risks to Libyan Production

By John Lee. The CEO of Germany’s Wintershall Dea has said that the current instability in Libya presents a significant risk to the company’s on-shore production. On the sidelines of the 2019 St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF-2019), Mario Mehren (pictured) told TASS: “We have offshore production that has the advantage of being offshore so […]

Libya’s Largest Offshore Gas Field comes Onstream

The National Oil Corporation (NOC) and Eni announce that Mellitah Oil & Gas, an Eni and NOC joint venture company (50/50), has started production in the first well of the offshore Bahr Essalam Phase 2 project. This comes just three years after the final investment decision. Two further wells will begin production within a week. […]

PFG Closes 2 Oilfields over Payment Delays

By John Lee. The southern brigade of the Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG) has reportedly stopped pumping at the Gulf field and the Al Wafa field because the government has not paid the funds needed to maintain security operations. Commander Mohammad Ahmad Alkhbasha told Reuters: “There are about six oilfields under our guards’ control and we […]

Bahr Essalam 2 Gas Gathering Contract by End of Year

ENI and Mellitah Oil and Gas are expected to award a gas gathering contract for the Bahr Essalam phase 2 development in Block NC41 before the end of this year. E&P Mag reports that Phase 2 of the development, which is in 190 to 205 m of water 110km off Tripoli, will cover the delivery […]

Hopes of Foreign Investment in Shale Gas

Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) plans to allow foreign investors to take joint venture stakes of about 40 percent in shale gas projects, twice the share of existing contracts signed under the Qaddafi regime. The National reports that using fracking technology on Libya’s estimated 122 trillion cubic feet of shale gas – double the nation’s conventional […]

2014 Licensing Round May Include Gas

A spokesman for the National Oil Corporation (NOC) has said that Libya may offer areas containing natural gas in its next auction of energy-exploration rights, which is planned for next year. The company’s petrochemical and gas superintendent, Mansour Emtir, told Bloomberg: “It is possible that the bidding round could include gas … We need more gas […]

Libya’s Hydrocarbon Wealth

While Libya may have its problems, it has the great fortune to be sitting on a wealth of oil and gas to support its development. The country is currently producing around 1.6 million barrels a day of oil, and expects to increase this by 30,000-40,000 bpd by early 2013, when repairs to a pipeline in […]