Tag Archives | Sharara

NOC, Equinor, Suncor discuss Plans for Production Increases

By John Lee. Mustafa Sanalla, Chairman of the National Oil Corporation (NOC), conducted a series of meetings in London to discuss recent oil and gas sector developments in Libya. Mr. Sanalla met with Mr. Joe Smargiassi, General Manager of Suncor Libya, to examine mechanisms to enhance cooperation. They focused on the activation of a Joint […]

$20m Fund to Support Communities near Oilfields

By John Lee. The National Oil Corporation (NOC) and a group of international partners made up of Repsol, OMV, Total, and Equinor, known as the ’Repsol Consortium’, have signed a 20-million USD agreement to support a series of sustainable development projects essential for residents adjacent to sites operated by NOC subsidiary Akakus. The 20-million USD […]

NOC “will not Reopen Sharara if Ransom is Paid”

National Oil Corporation (NOC) chairman, Mustafa Sanalla has said any attempt to pay off the armed militia occupying the Sharara oil field would set a dangerous precedent that imperils Libya’s recovery, and the funds would be better spent investing in communities and providing basic services to the most vulnerable. In a letter to the chairman […]

Sharara Sub-Station Attacked by Armed Group

National Oil Corporation (NOC) subsidiary Akakus Oil Operation confirms that Sharara oilfield sub-station B-6NC-186 was attacked by an armed group of eight men. No employees were hurt in this attack or production affected by this incident. The armed group stole three company vehicles and the mobile phones of Akakus employees on-site who were later evacuated […]

NOC Chairman receives UN Deputy Special Representative

National Oil Corporation (NOC) chairman Eng. Mustafa Sanalla, has received Ms Stephanie T. Williams, Deputy Special Representative for Political Affairs in Libya. The two parties discussed areas of joint cooperation and means to help strengthen NOC’s fight against rogue groups determined to destabilise security and impede operations. Mr Sanalla summarized the difficulties NOC is facing […]

NOC declares Force Majeure at Zawiya Oil Port

The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has declared force majeure on crude oil loadings at Zawiya port; commencing on Monday 16 July, 2018. This is a result of reduced production at Sharara following the recent attack and kidnap of four Akakus company employees (two were subsequently released). NOC has shut down and evacuated stations 186, 115B […]

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. […]