Eni-Operated Libya Oil Field to Re-Open After Two-Year Halt

21 Apr 2017   Libya

El-Feel deposit has yet to resume output due to power outage Field known also as Elephant has 80,000 barrel-a-day capacity Libya’s El-Feel oil field, operated by a venture between Eni SpA and the state producer, delayed its long-anticipated restart after a two-year halt in operations that crimped the OPEC nation’s output. The field, also known as Elephant, reopened Wednesday, according to a person familiar with the situation who asked not to be identified because of a lack of authorization to speak to media. But it hasn’t started pumping yet as officials await guarantees on the field’s security, the state-run National Oil Co. said in a statement on its website Thursday. Output can’t resume until operations restart at Sharara, Libya’s largest oil field, because Sharara helps power El-Feel, NOC said. Sharara isn’t operating because of a valve closure. Idris Bukhamada, a petroleum facilities guard brigadier, also said that an electricity […]

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