The Address | Benghazi – Libya
TRIPOLI – National Oil Corporation (NOC) chairman Eng. Mustafa Sanalla, met with Repsol general manager Mr Paolo Navas, on February 07, 2019, at NOC headquarters in Tripoli to discuss in-country projects and the ongoing crisis at the Sharara oil field, NOC said in a statement.
The two executives explored areas for further cooperation and reviewed joint commercial activities and plans for 2019 – including the latest developments at Sharara. Both parties expressed concern for the safety of staff on the ground and the overall security set-up of the site, calling for a cessation of hostilities and armed conflict in and around the facility – essential to resume production operations in the field, the statement said.
The meeting was also attended by Eng. Khaled Bukhtwa, General Manager of NOC’s General Department of Safety, Environment, Security and Sustainable Development, and Mr Mehdi Samama, Repsol’s deputy general manager.
It is noteworthy that the Libyan National Army (LNA) had called on NOC to lift force majeure on the oilfield after securing it where it had been closed after some groups controlled it demanding rights for Fezzan region.