Exploration & Production

Libya’s NOC moves to boost gas production

Libya is seeking to increase domestic gas production to meet rising demand and prevent damaging blackouts Libya is seeking to increase domestic gas production to meet rising demand and prevent damaging blackouts.
By James Gavin 10 November 2017 0 28328
Libya’s Mellitah  gas compression  station. Libya’s Mellitah gas compression station. (Eni)

Strong domestic demand is forcing Libya’s National Oil Corp. (NOC) to prioritise gas developments – the one part of the country’s hydrocarbons sector that has not been seriously disrupted by militia violence in recent years.

NOC announced in late October that first production from the 11 gas wells that form the second phase of the Bahr Essalam offshore development will start to flow in May 2018. The project is intended to maintain current levels of gas and condensate sent to the Mellitah complex on Libya’s...