Libya’s Waha oil fields are set to finish repair work to upgrade the production and service facilities after a seven month hiatus from production, according to Platts.

The repairs at Waha were being carried out to reduce the risk of the sudden stoppages at the fields, which were caused due to the force majeure in place at Libya’s key eastern oil terminals.

Abd Al-Salam Mansour, head of production department at the Waha oil fields, said, “This work will help speed up the production processes upon full operation and spare these strategic facilities any technical obstacles due to complete paralysis of work and declaring the state of force majeure.” 

The main focus of the repairs was on replacing valves in stations, wells, and works to maintain surface equipment and well lines.

The Waha oil fields are located in the Sirte Basin and make up about a third of Libyan crude oil production, with the capacity to pump around 350,000 barrels of oil per day (bbl/d).

Waha Oil Company is a subsidiary of state-owned National Oil Corporation (NOC).