Tag Archives | Murzuq Basin

New Oil Tenders

By John Lee. The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has advertised new tenders: Drilling rig services, Zallaf Libya Exploration & Production Oil & Gas Company 700–800 HP workover rig, Zallaf Libya Exploration & Production Oil & Gas Company (Source: National Oil Corporation) (Picture: Call for tender written on a folder, from Olivier Le Moal/Shutterstock)

NOC lifts Force Majeure at El-Feel

The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has announced the lifting of force majeure at El-Feel (El Fil, Elephant) field, that has existed since February 23 2018. The dispute caused by the local Petroleum Facilities Guards’ (PFG) demands regarding pay and benefits was brought to an end, and pumping at the field is expected to resume to […]

OMV Restarts Production; Increases Stakes in Libyan Fields

Austria’s OMV has announced that, as a result of the improvement in the political and security situation in Libya, it has successfully started up production at both the Sirte and Sharara oil fields. The Sharara fields are located in the Murzuq basin. In Q4/2016 OMV’s production from Libya amounted to approximately 3,000 bbl/d. OMV also […]

New Gas Discovery in Murzuq Basin

The National Oil Corporation (NOC), along with the Polish Oil and Gas Company (PGNiG, POGC) as Operator, has reported initial information concerning the exploration (New Field Wildcat) well B1-113/01 drilled in contract area 113/1 in Murzuq Basin. The initial production test result from the Carboniferous Upper & Middle Awaynat Wanin Formations are as follows: The […]

OMV’s 1st Oil Find in Libya since Revolution

Austria’s OMV and its partners have discovered oil in Libya. The successful exploration has been made in the Murzuq Basin, 800 km south of the capital Tripoli. Jaap Huijskes (pictured), OMV Executive Board Member responsible for Exploration and Production: “This discovery in Libya confirms the potential of the country for OMV’s upstream activities.“ Repsol, the […]

New Gas Discovery in Murzuq Basin

The National Oil Corporation (NOC) and its operating partner, the Polish Oil and Gas Company (POGC, PGNiG) have discovered gas at contract area 113/1 in the Murzeq [Murzuq] Basin. The well is located approximately 750 km south-West of Tripoli and 150 km North West of El-Sharara Field. The initial production test result from the Carboniferous Tahara […]

Technical Mtg between NOC and TPOC

A technical meeting was held on 28th May at the headquarters of the National Oil Corporation (NOC) between the NOC and the Turkish Petroleum Overseas Company (TPOC). The meeting was attended by Mr. Bashir Garea, NOC exploration Department Manager, and by the department’s superintendents and technical staff, and from TPOC by Mr. Zekeriya Karkmaz, Exploration […]