Tag Archives | Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG)

Force Majeure at Libya’s Largest Field

The National Oil Corporation (NOC) declared a state of force majeure at the Akakus-operated Sharara oil field as of Sunday, December 9, 2018. NOC prioritizes the safety of staff and is currently reviewing evacuation procedures following threats to their wellbeing, and the forced shutdown of the oilfield by the armed militia claiming attachment to the […]

Ras Lanuf Complex prepares to Re-Open

As part of National Oil Corporation’s (NOC) plans to restore oil production to pre-2011 levels, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Mustafa Sanalla, visited the Ras Lanuf petrochemical complex on Saturday, November 10, 2018; accompanied by Board members Mr Jadalla Hamad Alaokali; Eng. Abulgasem Shengheer; and Mr Elamari M Elamari; as well as Mr Ayad […]

NOC warns of Lack of Security at Zawiya Refinery

The National Oil Corporation’s (NOC) board of directors has alerted the Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG) and competent authorities regarding the recent lack of protection and security at the Zawiya refinery. The NOC board warned that any continuation or failure to address this situation, to ensure staff and site protection and increase security, will affect ongoing […]

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 […]

Libya loses over $145m due to El Feel Closure

By John Lee. The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has said that Libya has lost over $145 million since the closure of the El Feel [El Fil, Elephant] field on a month ago. Xinhua quotes a senior official as saying: “Al-Fil oil field, which produces more than 70,000 barrels of oil per day, is still closed […]

Disruption at El-Fil hits Oil Exports

By John Lee. The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has declared force majeure on the 70,000-bpd el-Feel [El-Fil, Elephant] field from Friday February 23, 2018, following the shutdown of the field and the evacuation of its employees. A statement from the NOC said the actions were taken after members of the Fezzan unit of the Petroleum […]

NOC to open US Office to support $20bn Spending Prog

By John Lee. National Oil Corporation (NOC) Chairman Mustafa Sanalla has announced the NOC will open an office in Houston, Texas, as it embarks on an ambitious $20 billion spending program to restore production capacity over the next three years. “The Houston office puts America’s world-class equipment manufacturers and oil field service providers at the […]

Oil Blockade “a National Tragedy”

By Jobn Lee. The National Oil Corporation (NOC) says more than 360,000 barrels per day of Libyan crude oil production has been shut in by what it describes as a “criminal militia” operating in Western Libya, at a cost to the country of $160 million in lost production. “These gangsters are not only harming the […]