Libya’s Waha Oil Company announced that its production has reached more than 75,000b/d through the Waha and Samah fields. The company expects further boost in its output when crude from the Jalu field comes online, reported Reuters.
Waha field has a production capacity of 100,000-120,000b/d. While Samah was currently producing around 7,000b/d, according to Ecofin Agency. Although production at the Waha field is one of the main contributors to Libya’s Es Sider export grade, which has resumed production during October after several blockaded ports were reopened, exports from the field are being directed through Ras Lanuf, while repairs are carried out at Es Sider.
Libyan oil production has been crippled for years by on-off blockades of the OPEC member’s largest export terminals, militant attacks by groups including Islamic State, and the absence of a unified government. However, since the reopening of the oil terminals in September, Libya’s national oil production has more than doubled to around 600,000b/d, though it remains far short of the 1.6 mb/d produced before the 2011 uprising.