Kidnappers ‘seize Libya oil company manager

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.

LibyaYousef 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 the Bahr 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.”

– Upstream

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