02 June 2015, News Wires – Kidnappers have taken an employee of Mellitah Oil & Gas, a joint venture in Libya between state player National Oil Corporation (NOC) and Italian major Eni, according to a report.
Yousef al-Shoumani, a member of the company’s administrative management team, has been seized by unknown assailants, Reuters reported, citing local television reports.
Co-workers ready out a message of condemnation over the kidnapping on local television station al-Nabaa, according to the news wire.
Nobody could be immediately reached for comment at Mellitah.
The joint venture is believed to have last week awarded OneSubsea a $330 million subsea production systems contract for work at theBahr Essalam field in Block NC 41 off Libya.
“The scope of supply for the 13-well development includes subsea production equipment, tooling, and installation and commissioning services,” OneSubsea said in a brief announcement that did not reveal the name of the awarding company or the country or project involved.
“Deliveries are expected to begin (in the third quarter of) 2016.”