Tag Archives | Sirte

US firm in discussions regarding Libyan Oil Fields

By John Lee. National Oil Corporation (NOC) chairman, Mustafa Sanalla, met with Mr John W. Wallace, chairman and CEO of DeGolyer and MacNaughton, in Tunis. Also present were NOC board member for Exploration and Production, Abulgasem Shengheer, and Dr Khalifa Rajab Abdul Sadiq, chairman of the Management Committee of Zallaf Oil & Gas Exploration and […]

EU strengthens Fisheries Industry in Libya

A group of officials and technical experts from a diverse set of Libya’s leading coastal cities visited Galicia in mid-July on a study visit intended to advance the development of a local fisheries industry in Libya, complementing a project already launched with the support of the European Committee of the Regions and the Italian region […]

“Promising Results” from new Well in Sirte Basin

By John Lee. The National Oil Corporation (NOC) and its subsidiary, the Arabian Gulf Oil Company (AGOCO), have announced what they describe as “promising test results” from appraisal well Y3-51 in the Sirte Basin, with a potential production capacity of nearly 8,500 oil barrels per day (bpd) and 1.82 million cubic feet of gas. The […]

“State of Emergency” in Sirte

By John Lee. Libya’s UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) has reportedly declared a state of emergency and mobilization in Sirte. According to Anadolu Agency, the decision came after the Libyan National Army (LNA), controlled by Khalifa Haftar (Hiftar), reportedly approached the southern outskirts of the city. Videos on social media showed armed men loyal […]

US, UK Support De-Mining in Sirte

The US Embassy in Libya and British Embassy in Libya have signed an agreement with DanChurchAid (DCA) to continue a critical demining project in Sirte. The United States will provide $1.5 million to this 16-month project to help the people of Sirte in their efforts to revive their city after Daesh occupation. (Source: US Embassy […]

A Place of Distinctive Despair

By Frederic Wehrey and Emad Badi. Among the conflict-scarred pockets of Libya’s fractured landscape, the central coastal city of Sirte is a place of distinctive despair. Strategically located at the western edge of the country’s petroleum-rich “oil crescent,” it sits on the fault-line of Libya’s opposing factional forces. For many in the West, however, it […]

Sirte Rapid City Profiling and Monitoring System

In support of the stabilization and development efforts in Libya, international partners and the United Nations agencies in Libya work together to strengthen the capacity of Libyan institutions to design, develop and implement social policies with a stronger community participation based on sound and quality evidence. The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and the […]

UNDP Boss visits Sirt to see impact of Stabilization Facility

UNDP Country Director visits Sirt to see impact of Stabilization Facility for Libya The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Country Director, Mr. Sultan Hajiyev, headed a field mission to Sirt yesterday.  He came to see first-hand the impact of the Stabilization Facility for Libya, led by the Government of National Accord (GNA) and implemented by […]