The National Oil Corporation (NOC) announced the resumption of oil production at El Feel oilfield on Sunday, and confirmed the lifting of force majeure on crude oil exports from the Sharara and El Feel fields as of Sunday and Monday, respectively.
“NOC will start crude oil export operations as soon as possible. I also confirm that crude oil is now reaching Zawiya refinery, which will resume its operations to produce fuel for domestic use. This will reduce pressure on the budget allocated to import fuel”. NOC chairman, Mustafa Sanalla, commented.
The first production phase at El Feel field will start at a capacity of 12000 barrels/day. Production at the field is expected to return to full capacity within 14 days due to the damages caused by the very long shutdown.