Statoil has been present in Libya for over 20 years with onshore exploration and oil production activities. We now participate in licenses on the Mabruk field and in the Murzuq basin.

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Libya has long been a major exporter of oil and gas, but the industry has been badly affected by political and security challenges in the country since the revolution in 2011. The Mabruk field has been shut down since an attack in 2015 but production in Murzuq resumed in the beginning of 2017.

Statoil is represented in the country by local employees based in Tripoli. 

Statoil’s operations in Libya

NC-186 (Murzuq)

Operated by Akakus Oil Operations, this license is governed by an Exploration and Production Sharing Agreement (EPSA) between the Libyan National Oil Corporation (NOC) and a second party consortium comprising Repsol (32%), Total (24%), OMV (24%) and Statoil (20%). Production resumed in early 2017 after an interruption of more than two years. The total field capacity is around 120 kbbl/d.

NC-17 (Mabruk)

Operated by Mabruk Oil Operations, the field is governed by an EPSA between NOC and Total (75%) and Statoil (25%) as second party. The field was damaged by a terrorist attack in 2015 and has been abandoned since. Re-development will only be possible when the security situation allows.