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Sharara Oil Field closed since Sunday

By John Lee. An armed group — believed to be Brigade 30 — forced the closure of the giant Sharara oilfield late on Sunday. Mustafa Sanalla, National Oil Corporation (NOC) chairman, said on Monday that the closure had already caused a loss of $16 million. Production at Sharara is normally in the range of 230,000-to-280,000 […]

Sharara Oilfield Shut Again

By John Lee. Libya’s largest oilfield has reportedly been closed since Saturday because of a pipeline blockade. According to Reuters, the National Oil Corporation (NOC) declared force majeure on loadings of Sharara crude from the Zawiya oil terminal. Sharara is run as a joint venture between the NOC, Repsol, Total, OMV and Statoil. In recent […]

NOC Chairman meets with OMV

On Wednesday 21 June 2017, Mustafa Sanalla, NOC Chairman, held a meeting with Johann Pleininger, the Executive Officer for Upstream (Exploration and Production) of Austria’s OMV. The meeting was attended by Abulgasem Shingheer and Elamari Mohamed Elamari Members of the Board of Directors, Mr. Nasser Zumit Chairman of the Management Committee of Zueitina Oil Company […]

Sharara Oilfield Reopens

By John Lee. The Sharara oil field has reportedly reopened following a protest by workers. Reuters said that the field, which had been producing nearly 270,000 bpd, was closed on Wednesday by workers protesting at a lack of medical treatment for a colleague who died in a swimming pool accident. The field is operated by […]

Libya “an Attractive Place for OMV to do Business”

By John Lee. The Chairman of the National Oil Corporation (NOC), Mustafa Sanalla, along with the NOC Board of Directors, met with Dr. Rainer Seele, Chairman and CEO of the Austria’s OMV, recently in Vienna. They discussed various topics including technical studies aimed at increasing reserves and production capacity at Libyan oil fields. Seele told […]

NOC warns Oil Market against Illegal Contracts

By John Lee. The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has reasserted that it is the only body authorised by the United Nations to export crude oil and oil products from Libya. The NOC confirmed that term contracts covering the entire production for 2017 for all Libyan crude grades have already been entered with 16 international oil […]

OMV’s Libya Production “Ongoing”

By John Lee. Austrian energy company OMV has said its oil production in Libya is “ongoing“, and the increases are expected this year. A spokesperson for the company told UPI: “OMV production is ongoing, with a planned level of 10,000 barrels per day for the full year 2017.” (Source: UPI)

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 […]