Tag Archives | Ghadames

Tatneft Continues Exploration in Libya

By John Lee. In a meeting during Russian Energy Week, the General Director of Tatneft told a delegation from Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) of its readiness to return to Libya in the coming weeks to complete the remainder of the contracted work. The company signed four exploration and production sharing agreements in Ghadames and […]

US firm in discussions regarding Libyan Oil Fields

By John Lee. National Oil Corporation (NOC) chairman, Mustafa Sanalla, met with Mr John W. Wallace, chairman and CEO of DeGolyer and MacNaughton, in Tunis. Also present were NOC board member for Exploration and Production, Abulgasem Shengheer, and Dr Khalifa Rajab Abdul Sadiq, chairman of the Management Committee of Zallaf Oil & Gas Exploration and […]

Haftar’s Forces Advance on Tripoli

By Adam Nathan (@adamgnathan). The international community has called for calm and restraint in Libya as forces loyal to General Haftar (pictured) moved steadily closer to the capital Tripoli. On Thursday, Haftar’s forces took over Gharyan, a town 100km south of Tripoli. By 3pm local time on Friday, his self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) had seized […]

Training on Conflict Resolution, Rights Monitoring and Investigation

Reconciliation Committees and Experts from Ghadames and Awal Attend Training on Conflict Resolution, Human Rights Monitoring and Investigation Techniques As part of the project “Towards National Reconciliation in Libya”, members of the reconciliation committees and experts from the Local Council of Awal and the city of Ghadames attended a three-day training in Tunis on 3-5 […]

Libya’s World Heritage Sites put on Danger List

UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee has placed the five World Heritage sites of Libya on the List of World Heritage in Danger because of damage caused by the conflict affecting the country and the threat of further damage it poses. The five sites are: Archaeological Site of Cyrene (pictured); Archaeological Site of Leptis Magna; Archaeological Site […]

BP takes $600m Hit on Libya Operations

In its results for the second quarter of 2015, BP announced that its ‘Upstream’ segment incurred around $600 million of exploration write-offs and other costs related to the company’s activities in Libya. BP said the losses were “primarily due to circumstances in the country“. Last year, the company dropped plans to explore in the Ghadames […]

Peace Talks to Continue in Ghadames

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has said that it is facilitating a meeting of Libyan political dialogue to end the country’s political and security crisis, to take place in Libya later this week. While UNSMIL has not announced specific details of the meeting, Libya Herald has reported that it will consist of […]

BP Tender for Oil Spill Management

BP Exploration Libya Ltd has requested “Expressions of Interest” from qualified contractors for the provision of management, preparedness and response services for the oil spill response base in support of BP’s forthcoming exploration drilling campaign in the onshore Ghadames and offshore Sirte basins of Libya. Any contractors providing “Expression of Interest” must as a minimum […]