Mellitah Oil & Gas: El Feel field to remain closed after salary negotiations stall

Alwasat - Cairo Fri 23 Mar 2018, 09:32 PM
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The Mellitah Oil & Gas company announced Friday that the El Feel Field would remain closed after negotiations with workers stalled over salary demands.

The field, managed by a joint venture between the National Oil Corporation and Italy's ENI, produced 70,000 bpd before the shutdown.

The National Oil Corporation continues to declare the status of force majeure on the exports of crude oil since 23 February, however the field has not operated despite intensive mediation efforts.

The company explained in a statement on its Facebook page, that in the last month there have been negotiations with elders tribesmen of neighboring regions, with hopes of reopening and resuming production.