Libyan NOC: El Feel oilfield reopens, force majeure on Sharara and El Feel exports lifted

Sharara oilfield in Libya is one of the largest in the country. [Photo: Social Media]
The Libyan National Oil Corporation (NOC) announced the resumption of oil production at El Feel oilfield on Sunday and confirmed the lifting of force majeure on crude oil exports from the Sharara and El Feel fields as of Sunday and Monday respectively.

NOC chairman, Mustafa Sanalla, commented saying: “NOC will start crude oil export operations as soon as possible. I also confirm that crude oil is now reaching Zawiya refinery, which will resume its operations to produce fuel for domestic use. This will reduce pressure on the budget allocated to import fuel”.

He added that on behalf of NOC’s board of directors, he would like to thank all the corporation’s workers at fields for their exceptional efforts to restart production and carry out necessary maintenance works.

“We would also like to extend our sincere gratitude and appreciation to all the national voices that supported the corporation and to all the international parties that called for the restart of operations. We hope that production will be resumed at all Libyan fields in the nearest future.” Sanalla added.

The first production phase at El Feel field will start at a capacity of 12000 barrels per day. Production at the field is expected to return to full capacity within 14 days due to the damages caused by the very long shutdown.

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