Reuters reports that the Libyan National Oil Corporation (NOC) said seven remaining wells are expected to be online at Libya’s Bahr Essalam offshore gas field by the end of 2018. The field which is operated by Mellitah Oil and Gas, is a joint venture between the NOC and Eni.
The statement came after a meeting between NOC Chairman Mustafa Sanalla and Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi. The first set of wells under phase two of the development of Bahr Essalam came online in July, 2018.
At the meeting between Sanalla and Descalzi, which took place in Libya’s capital Tripoli, plans to complete the seven remaining wells were discussed. It was revealed the wells will be completed by the end of 2018.
A statement released by the NOC Chairman and Eni CEO said “the parties discussed opportunities to increase production, investment and exploration, and the importance of sustainability in all activities”.
The statement added that “the compression capacity upgrade project at the Wafa plant was also reviewed, with the first gas expected to come on stream in the next few days; a successful joint project in challenging conditions in Libya’s remote interior.”