The force majeure at Libya’s 300,000 b/d El Sharara oil field has been lifted and production there is around 70,000 b/d, Argus Media reported on Thursday, citing Spanish integrated Repsol, which operates the field, as the source.
“Today, roughly speaking we are producing in gross terms about 70,000 b/d, more or less 25pc of the field,” Repsol’s chief executive Josu Jon Imaz reportedly told analysts at a conference call to present the firm’s Q1 results.
Libya’s state-owned National Oil Corporation (NOC), which partners Repsol in the Akakus consortium, has not yet replied to Argus’ request for a comment on the field’s status.
The force majeure was declared by NOC when protesters disrupted production at El Sharara and the 70,000 b/d El Feel field on 17 April.
Repsol operates El Sharara under a production sharing contract that entitles it to 10-13pc of the field’s output.