Tag Archives | Sharara Field

NOC Chairman meets Deputy Head of Statoil

Eng. Mustafa Sanalla, NOC Chairman of the Board, held a meeting with Mr. Fadel Hareeb Vice General Manager of Statoil on Sunday 18 June 2017 at NOC headquarters in Tripoli. The meeting discussed plans for production increase from El Sharara Oil Field and the relevant problems. Within the framework of mutual cooperation Mr. Fadel Hareeb, […]

Sharara Oilfield Reopens

By John Lee. The Sharara oil field has reportedly reopened following a protest by workers. Reuters said that the field, which had been producing nearly 270,000 bpd, was closed on Wednesday by workers protesting at a lack of medical treatment for a colleague who died in a swimming pool accident. The field is operated by […]

Sharara Oilfield Reopens

The National Oil Corporation (NOC), Zintan Elders Council, and Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG) have welcomed a new accord to reopen unconditionally the blockaded Sharara oil field, restoring over 200,000 barrels per day of Libyan oil production with immediate effect. This will also allow reopening of the El Feel [El Fil, Elephant] oil field, which produces […]

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)