Tag Archives | Mabrouk

LNA resumes Pre-Emptive Airstrikes in the Oil Crescent

Following a number of indicators that a new offensive against the oil crescent was being planned, the Libyan National Army (LNA) resumed pre-emptive airstrikes last week against targets in Jufra and Mabruk oilfield. It is understood that both BDB and GNA MoD 12 Brigade were targeted in a series of strikes starting on 09 February. […]

Oilfields ‘Seized by Militants’

BBC News reports that Islamist militants have seized the al-Bahi and al-Mabruk oilfields in central Libya. Forces guarding the sites are said to have retreated after running out of ammunition. Colonel Ali al-Hassi, of the Petroleum Facilities Guards (PFG), said the militants are now heading to seize the al-Dahra field. (Source: BBC News) (Militant image via […]

NOC Meeting with Total Libya

A meeting was held last week between the Chairman of National Oil Corporation (NOC), Mustafa Sanallah, and the general manager of the French company Total in Libya, Thierry Normand and his accompanying delegation. The meeting was also attended by Abul Qasim Shinger, member of the management committee of the NOC, and Mr. Faitouri Haj, Chairman […]

Total to Start Exploring Offshore in May

French oil giant Total has said that it aims to start offshore exploratory drilling for gas in Libya next month. Bernard Avignon, managing director of Total Exploration and Production in Libya, told reporters that the company was waiting for a drilling rig that was undergoing tests in Croatia: “We hope it will start making its […]

Ponticelli to Pull Out of Libya

French pipeline company Ponticelli to pull out of Libya because of insecurity, according to a report from UPI. Libya Herald says the company pulled out the last of its 43 employees working at the Mabrouk field in the Sirte Basin at the end of March. It has been a subcontractor for Mabruk Oil, the joint […]

Chairman of NOC meets Chairman of Total

National Oil Corporation (NOC) Chairman Nuri Berruien [Nuri Balrwin] has met with Mr. Christophe de Margerie, Chairman and CEO of French oil and gas company Total to discuss cooperation in the oil and gas sector. Exploration was in important agenda item, with Total having exploration blocks that it had won during public bid rounds. They […]