Giant Libyan Oilfield Reopens After 2 Year Outage

21 Apr 2017   Libya

The El-Feel oil field in western Libya—operated by a joint venture between Italy’s Eni and Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC)—reopened on Wednesday after two years, and expects to start pumping oil as soon as a power outage is fixed, Bloomberg reported on Thursday, citing a person familiar with the matter. Should the field, also known as Elephant, start producing soon, it could add up to 90,000 bpd to Libya’s oil output that has been crippled by continuous faction fighting and political turmoil. Authorities are working to fix soon the power outage at the field, which has been closed since April 2015, Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG) Brigadier Idris Bukhamada told Bloomberg. In December last year, NOC confirmed in a statement the re-opening of Shahara and El-Feel fields, with production capacity of about 330,000 bpd and 90,000 bpd, respectively, after Rayayina Patrols Company of the PFG, Western Branch, announced lifting of […]

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