Libya restarted production from the Waha fields bringing the country’s total output to 580,000b/d, reported Libya Herald.
The Waha field, operated by the Waha Oil Co, is one of the main contributors for the major Es Sider export grade. It is the first Es Sider field to resume production at a rate of 50,000b/d of oil in mid-Octoer. However, the output is being redirected to the Ras Lanuf export terminal instead of the usual Es Sider port owing to limited storage, according to Reuters.
The Waha fields had a capacity of around 350,000 b/d. Over and above reservoir management issues, to bring these and other fields back to their full production will require considerable work.
Thethe National Oil Corporation’s (NOC) Chief, Mustafa Al Sanallah has said that engineers are working to fix damaged infrastructure, adding, that a team of NOC’s senior officials from Tripoli have been touring the Oil Crescent in recent days to check progress on Libyan production hitting the 900,000 b/d of oil.