|20 July, 2019

Libya's NOC confirms 290,000 bpd production at Sharara offline

NOC said it was conducting a full-scale investigation into suspected closed valves in the Hamada area

A general view of Derna city, Libya, February 9, 2019. Image used for illustrative purpose.

A general view of Derna city, Libya, February 9, 2019. Image used for illustrative purpose.

REUTERS/Esam Omran Al-Fetori

LONDON - Libya's National Oil Corporation confirmed on Saturday that production at its 290,000 barrels per day El Sharara oilfield was currently offline.

NOC said it was conducting a full-scale investigation into suspected closed valves in the Hamada area.

It also said in a statement that production from El Feel oilfield was unaffected by the incident.

Sources earlier told Reuters that production at El Sharara had halted on Friday due to a valve closure on the pipeline linking the field to Zawiya.

(Reporting By Ahmed Ghaddar Writing By Maha El Dahan Editing by Gareth Jones) ((Maha.Dahan@thomsonreuters.com; + 9712 4082101; Reuters Messaging: maha.dahan.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))

More From Energy