Libya’s largest offshore gas field comes onstream
Tripoli/San Donato Milanese (Milan), 3 July 2018 – National Oil Corporation (NOC) and Eni announce that Mellitah Oil & Gas, an Eni and NOC joint venture company (50/50), has started production in the first well of the offshore Bahr Essalam Phase 2 project. This comes just three years after the final investment decision. Two further wells will begin production within a week. An additional seven wells will come onstream by October 2018.
National Oil Corporation has declared force majeure on crude oil loadings at Hariga and Zuetina oil terminals at 1100 on Monday 2 July, 2018. This suspension of obligations is in addition to the state of force majeure at the Ras Lanuf and Es Sider terminals. Despite warning from NOC of the consequences of ongoing blockades, Libyan National Army (LNA) General Command has declined to rescind its order that no vessel be allowed to port to receive allocated shipments.