Tag Archives | Sharara Field

NOC denies media reports about El Fil

The NOC said on Thursday that, contrary to media reports, the El Fil [El Feel, Elephant] oil field remains closed and under force majeure. The field depends on electric power from Sharara, which itself remains closed as a result of closing the Al Rayayina valves. The NOC reiterated its appeal for immediate and unconditional opening […]

Protesters Disrupt Production at Sharara

By John Lee. Bloomberg reports that oil production at the Sharara oil field (pictured) in southwest Libya has been suspended. Sources say protesters shut down the oil pipeline from Sharara to the port and Zawya refinery, but it is unclear what the demonstrators were demanding. Sharara normally produces more than 200,000 barrels of oil per […]

NOC to raise Production at Sharara

National Oil Corporation (NOC) Chairman Mustafa Sanalla held a meeting on  Tuesday with Luis Paolo Navaz, General Manager of Repsol (Libya) and Deputy General Manager Al Mehdi Esmama. The meeting discussed plans to increase the production of Akakus Oil Company, the operator of the Al Sharara oil field whose production is currently at 200,000 barrels/day; […]

Libyan Oil Output Recovers

By John Lee. Bloomberg reports that Libya’s crude oil production has recovered to about 660,000 bpd. The increase comes as the Sharara field resumed production. (Source: Bloomberg)

Libya’s Oil Production Down

By John Lee. Reuters cites a source at the National Oil Corporation (NOC) as saying that oil production was down by 252,000 barrels per day on Tuesday. The reductions were caused by shutdowns at Wafa (pictured) and Sharara, due to the activities of “armed factions“. (Source: Reuters)

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 […]

Oil Production rises to 685,000 bpd

By John Lee. An official from the National Oil Corporation (NOC) has told Reuters that Libya was producing oil at a rate of 685,000 barrels per day on Sunday, up from an average of roughly 600,000 bpd in December. The official declined to give details of operations at individual oil fields. Output is understood to […]

Sharara Oilfield Resumes Production

The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has announced that production at the Sharara oilfield reached 58,000 barrels on Wednesday, according to a report from Reuters. The NOC confirmed on Tuesday the reopening of pipelines connecting the Sharara oil field to Zawiya refinery, and the El-Feel [El Fil, Elephant] oil field to the Mellitah complex. The pipelines […]