ENI restarts production in Libya

26 September 2011, Sweetcrude, Tripoli – Italy’s ENI has announced it has restarted production at 15 wells at one of its longest running “giant oil fields” in Libya.

The Milan-based company said production has been brought up to around 31,900 barrels per day at the Abu-Attifel field.

More wells at the facility 300 km south of Benghazi will be re-activated in the coming days, the company said, in order to reach the required volumes to fill the pipeline connecting the field to the
Zuetina terminal.

Operations are being conducted by Mellitah Oil & Gas, a joint venture between Eni and NOC.

The Italian player is the largest foreign producer of hydrocarbons in Libya. It discovered the Abu-Attifel field in the 1960s, having been active in the north African country since 1959.

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