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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 […]

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 […]

Ocean Installer Wins Contract at Al-Jurf Field

Norwegian-based subsea company Ocean Installer has been awarded a SURF (Subsea structures, Umbilicals, Risers and Flowlines) project at the Libyan Al Jurf oil field in the Mediterranean. The client is Mabruk Oil Operations, a joint venture between Total E&P and the Libya’s National Oil Cooperation (NOC). The work scope encompasses the replacement of a 10” […]

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 […]

NOC warns Oil Market against Illegal Contracts

By John Lee. The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has reasserted that it is the only body authorised by the United Nations to export crude oil and oil products from Libya. The NOC confirmed that term contracts covering the entire production for 2017 for all Libyan crude grades have already been entered with 16 international oil […]

Sharara Oilfield Resumes Production

The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has announced that production at the Sharara oilfield reached 58,000 barrels on Wednesday, according to a report from Reuters. The NOC confirmed on Tuesday the reopening of pipelines connecting the Sharara oil field to Zawiya refinery, and the El-Feel [El Fil, Elephant] oil field to the Mellitah complex. The pipelines […]

Oil Output up to 554,000 bpd

By John Lee. The Chairman of the National Oil Corporation (NOC), Mustafa Sanallah, said on Thursday that oil production has exceded 554,000 bpd, and is on track to hit 900,000 bpd by the end of the year. Sanallah has been in Paris where he had talks with French oil firm Total, and Italy’s ENI. According […]

NOC Continues Meetings with Energy Cos

By John Lee. The head the National Oil Corporation (NOC) is continuing his series of meetings with major oil companies, as it attempts to “mitigate the effects of the current circumstances” on the oil industry. Over the past week Mustafa Sanallah has met with companies including Total, Eni, Statoil, BP, Medco, Sipex (Sonatrach International Production and […]