Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC) announced the resumption of production at the Waha Oil Company's Al-Farigh field on Thursday, nearly a year after it was halted due to the closure of oil ports during January last year.
The company said in a statement, published on its official Facebook page, that "Waha Oil Company was able to resume the re-commissioning operation at 13:30 this afternoon, after it was forced to shutdown January last year during the initial commissioning because of the closure of the oil terminals."
Adding that "as a result of these closures and deteriorating security conditions, the contractor was forced to leave the field before finalizing the commissioning process."
After lifting the force majeure during September 2020, Waha began negotiations with contractors for their return to the field and to resume re-commissioning process.
Waha began inspection of all linear, instruments and treatment facilities and successfully restarted and the production reaching 140 MMSCFPD.
It is worth mentioning that 80 MMSCFPD will be used to supply gas to power plants at Sarir power station to help lift power outages and reduce operating expenses.