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NOC: Main oil pipeline back to operation and production after maintenance

THe Address | Benghazi – Libya
TRIPOLI – The National Oil Corporation (NOC) announced that Waha Oil Company had completed the necessary maintenance of the main crude oil pipeline connecting the Samah, Dhahra fields to Ed-Sider terminal.
“The maintenance started on January 17, 2021 for six consecutive days and in very difficult conditions, where the welding and installation of 72 joints have been completed due to the lack of budget that ensures the safety of the NOC’s assets, which we have already expressed on many occasions,” NOC said in a statement on Monday.
The maintenance teams worked for long hours to achieve the objectives in record time, where this work was planned to be completed within two weeks. However and in order to reduce the losses, NOC instructed the company to minimize the time to the shortest possible and to do its best efforts to carry out required maintenance within one week time by assigning enough teams, the statement said.
Whereas the company responded to these directives, the work has been completed in a record time not exceeding six days, and thank God that yesterday evening the pipeline was back to operation and the production gradually resumed, it added.
NOC expressed its “deep regret” over what happened to the infrastructure of the national oil sector, and “strongly called” for dealing with “the livelihood of Libyans responsibly”, also the need to provide the required budget and allocate it on time and on a regular basis, otherwise, it will lead to a halt in production in other locations, as what Waha suffers today, is happening daily with many other companies, and It could lead to a shutdown of the production for most of the other fields, as stated.
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