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Wintershall transfers Libyan Contract Areas to SOO

Wintershall Aktiengesellschaft (WIAG) has transferred operatorship of Contract Areas 91 (former Concession 96) and 107 (former Concession 97) in the onshore Sirte Basin to Sarir Oil Operations (SOO), a newly established joint operating company with the National Oil Corporation (NOC). After the signing of two Exploration and Production Sharing Agreements (EPSAs) in December 2019, WIAG […]

Gazprom aiming to Resume Operations in Libya

By John Lee. A senior National Oil Corporation (NOC) delegation attended Russian Energy Week and the Ministerial Meeting of Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) in Moscow, on the sidelines of Russian Energy Week, where it explored commercial opportunities with international energy partners. The NOC delegation held informal talks with Russian energy company Gazprom, agreeing to […]

NOC and Gazprom discuss Cooperation

National Oil Corporation (NOC) chairman, Mustafa Sanalla, met Mr Sergey Tumanov, Managing Director of Gazprom International, on the sidelines of the Russian Energy Week conference in Moscow, to discuss joint co-operation between the two companies. Mr Tumanov provided an update on Gazprom’s planned exploration activities in Libya; to be reactivated via its 2007 exploration and […]

Sanalla discusses Investment Opportunities with leading IOCs

As part of the inaugural Libyan-European oil and gas summit held in Vienna last week, Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) chairman Mustafa Sanalla met with representatives from leading oil and gas companies. He was accompanied by NOC Board member Abulgasem Shengheer, and the heads and specialists of a number of NOC affiliated companies. Individual meetings […]

Russian Presence in Libya a New Challenge for the West

By John Lee. A new article published by the London-based policy institute Chatham House (the Royal Institute of International Affairs) suggests that the real driving forces behind Russian involvement in Libya are a mixture of ambition, opportunism and anti-Western sentiment. Commercially, while the overall scale of Russia's losses in Libya is unknown, author Nikolay Kozhanov describes them […]

Wintershall can't Forecast Libyan Oil Production

By John Lee. Germany's Wintershall has said was able to produce from Libya's onshore concession 96, on a low level, for a total of 125 days from February to May and from September to the beginning of November 2015, despite what it described as "the difficult political circumstances". The BASF subsidiary operates eight oil fields […]

Gazprom in Talks with Oil Minister

Libya Herald reports that the Minister of Oil and Gas, Dr. Abdulbari Alarusi [Al Arusi], has been in talks with Russian oil companies on a trip to Moscow. In particular he met Alexei [Alexey] Miller (pictured), the CEO of Gazprom, which was a significant investor in Libya prior to the revolution, and it is considered likely […]