The Eastern Libyan National Army (LNA), following Libyan Commander Khalifa Haftar, took over the closed Sharara oilfield on February 6, Reuters reported citing officials.

The LNA group asked the National Oil Company (NOC) to lift force majeure, and the contractual waiver declared while pausing the field’s production.

“Our forces arrived safely at the field,” a spokesman for the forces, Ahmed Mismari, told a news conference in Benghazi.