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NOC Lifts Force Majeure At El-Feel; Production To 50,000 Within 48 hours

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

TRIPOLI – The Tripoli-based National Oil Corporation (NOC) announced the lifting of force majeure at El-Feel Oil Field, that has existed since February 23, 2018, NOC said in a statement published on its website today. The dispute caused by the local Petroleum Facilities Guards’ (PFG) demands regarding pay and benefits was brought to an end, and pumping at the field is expected to resume to 50,000 bpd within two days, and to 72,000 bpd three days later, NOC added.

The field, located in the Murzuq basin, 200km southwest of Sebha, is operated by Mellitah Oil and Gas Company, a joint venture between Italy’s Eni, and NOC. Negotiations succeeded in guaranteeing an unconditional return of Fezzan Branch PFG to their previous locations.

Mustafa Sanalla, NOC chairman in Tripoli commented: “We are happy to announce the return to production at El-Feel. Bringing El-Feel back online will help us swiftly return to maximum production levels”.

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