The Sarir oilfield in Libya has lost 30,000 barrels per day (bpd) in output due to a power generator fire, the state-run National Oil Corp. reported on its website on Tuesday.
A fire broke out on June 9 because of hot weather, the NOC said. The field’s output stands at 155,000 bpd, it added.
The NOC confirmed that the fire broke out at a power generator, noting that an internal investigation is underway to determine the causes of warming of the generator, and assess the necessary repair work for the re-operation.
The company said that Gulf Arab Company yesterday approved the re-operation of complex No. 2, which stopped in May because of technical failure, stressing that it will help to reproduce gradually and add up to 60 thousand barrels per day.
The oil bed, which is located in the Sirte basin and overseen by the Arabian Gulf Oil Company of the National Oil Corporation, is one of the largest oil fields in Libya and produces about 155,000 barrels per day with proven reserves of 4.8 billion barrels.