Mellitah Oil and Gas

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Headquarters Tripoli
Founded 2008
Key People Mohamed Oun (2008 onwards)[1]
International Partners Eni
% held by NOC 50%
% held by IOCs Eni (50%)[2]
Production output 280,000 bpd (2011)[3]

Snapshot

Mellitah Oil and Gas is a joint venture (JV) in which the Libyan National Oil Corporation (NOC) and Italian oil company Eni are equal partners (NOC 50%; Eni 50%).[4]

In November 2011 Abdul-Rahman Ben Yezza, a former executive of the JV, was named interim Oil Minister for Libya.[5]

History

Mellitah Oil and Gas B.V. Libyan Branch was established in 2008 by the General People's Committee Resolution No. 253, in agreement with the National Oil Corporation (NOC)and Eni North Africa.[6]

Activities

Eni manages its Libya operations through Mellitah, including the Elephant (El Feel) field in the Murzuk basin, Bu Attifel and the Bouri field.[7]

As of December 2011 following the revolution earlier that year, Mellitah was pumping 70 percent of pre-conflict levels, but was still facing technical problems after fields in the desert were damaged by loyalist forces.[8]

External Links

Official website: www.mellitahog.ly

References

  1. Handover of Mellitah Oil & Gas B.V.”. Mellitah Oil and Gas, 12 November 2008.
  2. EU confirms NOC, 5 other Libyan firms added to sanctions list”. Platts, 24 March 2011.
  3. Eni Restarts Production from Libya WellsFinancial Times, 26 September 2011.
  4. "Mellitah Oil & Gas restarts gas production from the offshore platform of Sabratha in Libya" Eni 2 November 2011.
  5. Libya: Country ProfileEnergy Information Administration, June 2012.
  6. "Company Profile" Mellitah Oil and Gas B.V. 2 November 2011.
  7. Libya: Country ProfileEnergy Information Administration, June 2012.
  8. "Libya's oil industry improving rapidly after war" BBC News, 9 December 2011.