Tag Archives | Sharara

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. […]

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 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; […]

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 […]