Sirte Oil Company resumes gas field development drilling

By Sami Zaptia.

The NOC's SOC has (Photo collage of NOC originals).

The NOC’s SOC has resumed development drilling activity (Photo collage of NOC originals).

London, 14 October 2018:

Sirte Oil Company (SOC), responsible for the exploration and production of oil and gas, has resumed development drilling activity in the Sahl field at well No. O23-6, following a four-year hiatus as a result of the local security situation.

SOC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC).

The NOC reported that drilling started on August 6, 2018, as part of its approved 2018 development drilling plan.

The NOC reported that SOC deployed the ‘APHRON’ drilling technique on this well – under the supervision of the Al-Jowfe Oil Technology Company – a modern drilling technology and new drilling fluid system.

Drilling focussed on the Gailo (Jalo) formation, with production tested at about 7 million cubic feet of gas per day and 50 barrels of condensate.

SOC is responsible for the giant gas transport system and coastal gas pipeline from Benina to Melitah, carrying natural gas which supplies various industrial facilities, power plants and desalination plants.

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