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Production Suspended at Gialo Oilfield for Pipeline Maintenance

By John Lee. Waha Oil Company (WOC) engineers and technicians have begun maintenance of the 30-inch crude oil pipeline connecting the Gialo and Waha oilfields. Gialo oilfield’s 130,000 barrels per day production is anticipated to be offline for ten days while engineers replace 18 kilometres (km) of the 152 km pipeline, according to a statement […]

Latest Oil Tenders

By John Lee. The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has advertised new tenders: Water desalination plant, Operation and Maintenance Services, Eni Environmental Baseline Survey Nafoora Augila, Arabian Gulf Oil Company (AGOCO) Restore Exposed Pipelines and Fiber Optic, Cathodic protection, Mellitah Oil & Gas (Source: National Oil Corporation) (Picture: Call for tender written on a folder, from […]

Fire on Oil Pipeline feeding Es Sider

By John Lee. Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) has confirmed that a fire broke out on 21st April 21 along the El-Zkout-Al Sidra oil pipeline, operated by the Waha Oil Company (WOC). The line connects the oil fields to the Sidra oil terminal. Initial investigations indicate that the fire occurred 117km from Zkout and 21km […]

NOC, Suncor discuss Effective Treatment of Leaks

By John Lee. The Chairman of the National Oil Corporation (NOC), Mustafa Sanalla, met with General Manager of Suncor Libya, Joe Smargiassi, in the presence of Members of the Board Abulgasem Shingheer and Al Amari Mohammed, and further executives of Harouge Oil Operations, NOC Financial Affairs and the Owners’ Committee. Having praised the strong relations […]

Fire closes Tripoli Oil Pipeline

By John Lee. Xinhua reports that a fire following an explosion at a fuel pipeline in Zawiya, 45 km west of Tripoli, has been extinguished on Monday. The blast occurred accidentally on the 16-inch pipeline between the oil storage depots of Zawiya and Tripoli, which transports more than two-thirds of Tripoli’s fuel supply. The closure caused […]

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 […]

$18.5m Lost to Pipeline Closure

By John Lee. The Chairman of the National Oil Corporation (NOC) has said that Libya has lost $18.5 million so far due to the closure of the gas pipeline supplying the Zawiya power station. The line to the 1200-MW plant has been closed in the Bir Terfas district by militias seeking the release of family […]

NOC calls for Sharara, El Feel Fields to Reopen Immediately

Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) on Monday called for the immediate reopening of the pipelines in Rayayina which connect the Sharara and El Feel [El Fil, Elephant] oil fields in southwestern Libya with the Zawia refinery and Mellitah complex in the west of Tripoli. ‎ A local brigade of the southern branch of the Petroleum […]