Libya's National Oil Corporation announces new pipeline from North Hamada Oil Field

The National Oil Corporation (NOC) says a new pipeline from the North Hamada oil field will help it meet short-term development targets, as it continues working towards the ambitious goal of bringing Libyan crude production to 1.5 million bpd by 2025 and 2 million bpd by 2027.

Last Monday, the NOC announced the start of operation of the new pipeline from the North Hamada oil field, operated by Nafusah Oil Operations Company.

According to a statement issued by the NOC today (Thursday, July 11) "the field's production flowed to the Mellitah oil port via the 250-km (155-mile) Al-Feel-Mellitah oil pipeline."

The statement noted that "five wells (C-1, B-1, F-1, J-1, D-1) have been put into production, bringing production to 8,000 barrels per day before mid-July," and that the first-phase development program targets of 10,000 barrels per day are expected to be reached by August.

Key Points

  • The new pipeline from the North Hamada oil field to the Mellitah oil port is now operational.
  • The pipeline is 250 km (155 miles) long and has a capacity of 10,000 barrels per day.
  • Five wells have been put into production, bringing initial production to 8,000 barrels per day.
  • Production is expected to reach 10,000 barrels per day by August.
  • The NOC is committed to developing the North Hamada oil field and increasing its production.

Regular crude oil pumping operation

The statement explained that "the crude oil pumping operation proceeded smoothly and safely, starting from the main tanks to the delivery point at the end of the line at the agreed operating pressures."

The NOC pointed out that "the filling of the new loading line at the North Hamada field was completed on May 18, and an agreement was signed for the transport, handling, and shipment of crude oil through the Al-Feel-Mellitah field line by all parties concerned (Mellitah Oil and Gas Company and Nafusa Oil Operations Company)."

Additional Notes

  • The North Hamada oil field is located in the Sirte Basin in central Libya.
  • The field is operated by Nafusa Oil Operations Company, a subsidiary of the NOC.
  • The Al-Feel-Mellitah oil pipeline is operated by Mellitah Oil and Gas Company, a joint venture between the NOC and Eni.

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