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NOC and Eni discuss Bahr Essalam Phase 2 project

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

TRIPOLI – Chairman of the Tripoli-based National Oil Corporation (NOC), Mustafa Sanalla, met with the CEO of Italian oil major Eni, Claudio Descalzi, at NOC headquarters on Saturday, to discuss ongoing in-country operations, including plans for the seven remaining wells at the offshore Bahr Essalam Phase 2 project – expected to complete by the end of 2018.

Descalzi highlighted the commencement of logistics operations necessary to re-establish exploration activities, as identified in the recently announced joint NOC, Eni and BP Exploration and Production Sharing Agreement (EPSA).

Discussions also focused on the development of maritime sites adjacent to existing EPSA areas and ways to enhance cooperation to increase production capacity at existing fields. Plans and operational procedures in preparation for the tender of the development of offshore sites ‘A’ and ‘E’ were also deliberated.

The meeting was also attended by NOC Board of Directors, Abulgasem Shengheer and Elamari M. Elamari; in addition to a number of NOC general managers and managers. The Eni CEO was accompanied by the company’s Operations Executive Director, Antonio Villa, Eni General Director, Abdel Moneim Al-Arifi, as well as a number of consultants and experts of the company.
This meeting marks the first visit of the head of a major company to the headquarters of the National Oil Corporation following the recent terrorist attack targeting NOC’s head office.
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