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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 […]

Restart of El Feel, Sharara Oil Fields ‘Halted’

Bloomberg reports that Libya’s Petroleum Facilities Guards (PFG) have prevented two of the country’s biggest fields — El Feel [El Fil, Elephant] and Sharara — from resuming production. This comes days after the National Oil Corporation (NOC) reached an agreement to restart operation after they were shut more than a year and a half ago. […]

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 […]

PFG Closes 2 Oilfields over Payment Delays

By John Lee. The southern brigade of the Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG) has reportedly stopped pumping at the Gulf field and the Al Wafa field because the government has not paid the funds needed to maintain security operations. Commander Mohammad Ahmad Alkhbasha told Reuters: “There are about six oilfields under our guards’ control and we […]

NOC Focuses on Reopening Sharara, El Feel

The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has formed a committee to accelerate talks with protesters and reopen the country’s Sharara and El Feel [El Fil, Elephant] oilfields, which have been closed for months, according to a report from Reuters. The two fields together used to produce around 400,000 barrels per day, and their reopening would effectively double […]