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New Initiative to Enhance Security in Libya’s Oil Sector

The National Oil Corporation (NOC) is implementing new measures to enhance industrial security in Libya’s oil sector, following a meeting between security directors from NOC and ten international oil companies (IOCs). Among those attending the meeting were directors of NOC industrial security departments, Zulaf Libya Company, and IOC’s including OMV, Schlumberger, Repsol, Wintershall, the Polish […]

GNA to examine Total-Marathon Deal

By John Lee. According to a report from Reuters, Libya is considering whether to intervene in Total‘s $450-million deal to buy Marathon Oil’s stake in the Waha oil field. Officials told the news agency that the National Oil Corporation (NOC) may be interested in buying the 16.33-percent stake, possibly with funds from Libya’s $67-billion sovereign wealth […]

Total buys Marathon’s Waha Oil Concession

Marathon Oil Corporation has announced it has signed and closed on the sale of its subsidiary, Marathon Oil Libya Limited, which holds the Company’s 16.33 percent non-operated interest in the Waha concessions in Libya, to a subsidiary of Total S.A. (Elf Aquitaine SAS) for cash consideration of $450 million. The divestiture represents a complete country […]

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 […]

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 […]