Italian oil and gas services company Bonatti has said it will stay in Libya, but added that security for foreign businesses in the country must be improved.
Bonatti, which has been in Libya for 34 years, made headlines during the revolution when around 1000 of its employees were dramatically repatriated by Italian and German air forces.
According to a report from ANSAmed, it was also the first Italian company to return to Libya in October 2011, and it supported its Libyan workforce financially during that period.
In light of this, Bonatti chief Paolo Ghirelli has reportedly asked Libyan authorities to look favourably on a claim for damages suffered by Italian companies during the war.
The company, which provides engineering, construction and maintenance services to international oil companies such as Mellitah, Total and Wintershall, has around 1000 workers in Libya overseeing nearly twenty projects in the center and north of the country.