Tag Archives | Sharara Field

Three Dead after Plane Crashes at Sharara Oilfield

By John Lee. The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has confirmed that a C-130 aircraft chartered by Akakus Oil crashed during take-off, 2km from the Sharara oil field, after delivering 18 tonnes of catering and maintenance supplies. The crash occurred took at 12:25pm on Sunday, April 29, 2018. Firefighters and paramedics quickly rushed to the scene. […]

Strike Delays Loading at Zawiya Oil Port

By John Lee. A strike by workers protesting over salaries at the oil port of Zawiya has reportedly delayed the loading of oil on Monday. The port exports crude oil from the giant El Sharara field. Sources told Reuters that negotiations were under way to resolve the dispute. (Source: Reuters)

Sharara Oilfield Resumes Production; NOC to Sue

By John Lee. The National Oil Corporation (NOC) confirmed on Monday that production at the Sharara oil field has resumed following 24-hour suspension. The stoppage caused half a million barrels of production to be lost, at an estimated cost of $30 million. Hassan Mohamed al-Hadi, a landowner in the western Zintan area, told Reuters: “I […]

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, […]