Bahr Essalam offshore gas field fix saves US$ 23 million

By Sami Zaptia.

Bahr Essalam offshore gas field operated by Mellitah Oil and Gas (Photo: NOC).

London, 10 June 2019:

Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) chairman, Mustafa Sanalla, congratulated the management and engineers of its subsidiary Mellitah Oil and Gas Company (MOG) for their service and competence after successfully performing a ‘fishing operation’ to recover a production string stuck in the CE02 well of Libya’s largest producing offshore gas field – Bahr Essalam.

The NOC reported on Friday that the 24-day operation was conducted by a drilling team from MOG’s gas department, in coordination with other engineering specialists and management teams from the subsidiary and NOC.

The success of this complex engineering operation has prevented MOG sidetracking the well and drilling a secondary wellbore. The subsequent cost-saving of this effort is an estimated 23 million USD, the NOC said.

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