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Libya Disruption hits OMV’s Profit

By John Lee. Operating profit at Austria’s OMV fell 7 percent in the first quarter as the company was unable to lift oil from Libya. In a statement, the company said: “The negative operational performance to the amount of EUR (56) million was mainly caused by the missing sales contribution from Libya in Q1/19 that […]

$20m Fund to Support Communities near Oilfields

By John Lee. The National Oil Corporation (NOC) and a group of international partners made up of Repsol, OMV, Total, and Equinor, known as the ’Repsol Consortium’, have signed a 20-million USD agreement to support a series of sustainable development projects essential for residents adjacent to sites operated by NOC subsidiary Akakus. The 20-million USD […]

OMV, NOC open Renewable Energy Lab in Jikharra

The National Oil Corporation (NOC) and Austria’s OMV have installed and equipped an integrated laboratory and workshop for Renewable and Sustainable Energy studies at the Higher Institute for Energy in Jikharra, as part of the companies’ sustainable development programme in the Wahat region. Mr. Adel Bin Qabaliyeh, NOC’s sustainable development specialist, declared the renewable energy […]

Sanalla discusses Investment Opportunities with leading IOCs

As part of the inaugural Libyan-European oil and gas summit held in Vienna last week, Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) chairman Mustafa Sanalla met with representatives from leading oil and gas companies. He was accompanied by NOC Board member Abulgasem Shengheer, and the heads and specialists of a number of NOC affiliated companies. Individual meetings […]

New Initiative to Enhance Security in Libya’s Oil Sector

The National Oil Corporation (NOC) is implementing new measures to enhance industrial security in Libya’s oil sector, following a meeting between security directors from NOC and ten international oil companies (IOCs). Among those attending the meeting were directors of NOC industrial security departments, Zulaf Libya Company, and IOC’s including OMV, Schlumberger, Repsol, Wintershall, the Polish […]

Sharara Oilfield Resumes Production; NOC to Sue

By John Lee. The National Oil Corporation (NOC) confirmed on Monday that production at the Sharara oil field has resumed following 24-hour suspension. The stoppage caused half a million barrels of production to be lost, at an estimated cost of $30 million. Hassan Mohamed al-Hadi, a landowner in the western Zintan area, told Reuters: “I […]

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 […]