Tag Archives | Sharara Field

Sharara Oil Field closed since Sunday

By John Lee. An armed group — believed to be Brigade 30 — forced the closure of the giant Sharara oilfield late on Sunday. Mustafa Sanalla, National Oil Corporation (NOC) chairman, said on Monday that the closure had already caused a loss of $16 million. Production at Sharara is normally in the range of 230,000-to-280,000 […]

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 […]

Sharara Oilfield Shut Again

By John Lee. Libya’s largest oilfield has reportedly been closed since Saturday because of a pipeline blockade. According to Reuters, the National Oil Corporation (NOC) declared force majeure on loadings of Sharara crude from the Zawiya oil terminal. Sharara is run as a joint venture between the NOC, Repsol, Total, OMV and Statoil. In recent […]

NOC Chairman holds Meeting with Repsol

Mustafa Sanalla, NOC Chairman, held a meeting with Mr. Luis Polo Navas Director of Libya Business Unit at Repsol on Sunday. The meeting discussed the disturbances that happened last week in which workers at the Control Room of Ez Zawia Tank Farm were attacked. The Chairman familiarized Mr. Navas with the communications that were exchanged […]

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 […]