Libya’s state owned Zallaf Oil and Gas Company announced Wednesday that it had officially started pumping crude oil operations within the alternative plan for early production from its Erawin oil field, at a rate of 3,000 barrels per day.
Zallaf said it is one of the first companies to adopt a plan for transporting crude oil by tankers at a rate of 12 trips per day from the production tanks in the Erawin field to the surface treatment unit in the Sharara field of the Akakus Oil Operations Company.
It reported that the production rates of the Erawin field will reach more than 16,000 barrels per day when all wells and the pipeline linking Erawin and Sharara are ready.
This step comes in response to the National Oil Corporation’s policy of reaching production rates of approximately 2 million barrels per day soon.
Meanwhile, Libya’s Ministry of Oil and Gas posted its appreciation of the fruitful efforts made by the management, employees and technicians of the Zallaf Libya Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Company.
t said the early production started from the Erawin field located in the Murzuq oil basin is the inauguration of the first production addition from a new oil field.
The Ministry of Oil and Gas also added that it appreciates Zallaf’s efforts to start linking the Shader field with the Al-Faregh field, so that production begins from this field, which was discovered years ago and was only developed now by Zallaf.