Image courtesy of the National Oil Corporation.

Libya’s El Feel and Wafa oilfields are operating normally despite power outages, the country’s state owned National Oil Corporation (NOC) said.

A NOC spokesman said Thursday that normal operations have resumed at the fields despite power supply issues.

El Feel, operated by a joint venture between the NOC and Italy’s Eni, was temporarily closed last year due to a pipeline blockage staged by protesters and power supply problems.

The NOC declined to specify current production figures for the fields.

An industry source told Reuters El Feel is producing  between 75,000 and 80,000 barrels of crude per day and Wafa is producing up to 30,000 bpd of condensates.

Fields in western Libya, including El Feel, were shut in last November after gunmen attacked the El Sharara field and destroyed power supply infrastructure used by several fields.

El Sharara, a joint venture between NOC and Spain’s Repsol, remains shut in, the NOC said.

Output from the Wafa and El Feel fields is sent to the port of  Mellitah, near Libya’s border with Tunisia.

The port has been closed due to an ongoing conflict between Libya’s two rival governments.

Libya’s state owned National Oil Company declared a force majeure last week for 11 fields that are now non-operational following attacks by suspected members of Islamic State.

The country’s oil fields and ports have been the site of multiple attacks over the last few months as two rival parties fight for control of the oil rich nation.

Libya’s oil production has fallen from a high of 1.6 million barrels per day to about 500,000 barrels per day.





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