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Libya Oil Field Is Said to Be Halted Amid Still-Fragile Recovery
Friday, February 23, 2018 A Libyan oil field halted production due to a labor dispute.

IEA: Surge In Global Oil Supply May Overtake Demand In 2018
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 The rise in global oil production, led by the US, is likely to outpace growth in demand this year, IEA says.

BP Announces Start-Up of Atoll Phase One
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 BP begins gas production from the Atoll Phase One project offshore Egypt.

ExxonMobil's Reserves Jump 19% On Growth In US Shale, UAE
Friday, February 09, 2018 ExxonMobil says its oil and gas reserves surged 19% last year, thanks to growth in US shale, the United Arab Emirates and Guyana.

ONZ-7 Results Confirm Sebou Permit can be 'Highly Cash Generative'
Tuesday, February 06, 2018 The latest results of the ONZ-7 well onshore Morocco confirm that the Sebou permit has the potential to be 'highly cash generative' for SDX Energy Inc, according to the company's president and CEO, Paul Welch.

Algeria's Sonatrach Signs $500MM Deal With BP, Statoil
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 Sonatrach signs an agreement with BP and Statoil to produce an additional 11 billion cubic meters of natural gas from its Tiguentourine gas field.

Zohr Begins Production
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 Eni announces the production start up of Zohr, the largest ever discovery of gas in the Mediterranean Sea.

SDX: KSR-15 Well Placed on Production
Friday, December 15, 2017 North Africa focused oil and gas company, SDX Energy Inc, announces that the KSR-15 well on the Sebou permit in Morocco has been placed on production.

Greece, Italy, Israel and Cyprus Back Natgas Pipeline To Europe
Tuesday, December 05, 2017 Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Israel agree to back the construction of a gas pipeline from newly discovered fields.

Sudanese Oil Min Says In Talks With Foreign Firms For Oil Industry
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 Sudan has held talks with Russian oil firm Lukoil and other companies from the United States and Canada on the development of its oil industry after the lifting of U.S. sanctions.

Algeria Delays Start Of Southern Touat Gas Field
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 Algeria will delay the start of the southern Touat gas field until the first quarter of 2018.

Libyan Oil Output Is Set to Rebound as Biggest Field Restarts
Wednesday, October 04, 2017 Libya's oil output is on track to resume its recovery as the OPEC nation's biggest crude deposit started pumping after a three-day forced halt.

Engineer: Libya's Sharara Oilfield Still Shut Due To Action By Armed Brigad
Tuesday, October 03, 2017 Libya's giant Sharara oilfield remained closed on Tuesday morning, two days after an armed brigade shut it down over salary claims and other demands.

Libya Oil Output Drops to 5-Month Low on Biggest Field Halt
Monday, October 02, 2017 Libya's oil production slumps to a five-month low.

OPEC Oil Output Climbed in September as Libya, Nigeria Recover
Monday, October 02, 2017 OPEC nations pumped slightly more crude in September as Libya's biggest oil field returned to production.

Libya Oil Output Gains as Country Faces Calls to Join OPEC Cuts
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 Libya's oil output is rising again after disruptions ended at its biggest field, with production reaching about 950,000 barrels a day.

Algeria's Sonatrach To Boost Output From Rhourde El Baguel Field
Monday, September 18, 2017 Sonatrach will boost gas output by 10 million cubic metres per day at its giant Hassi Messaoud field.

Libya's Biggest Oil Field Is Said to Resume Pumping Crude
Thursday, September 07, 2017 Libya's largest oil field resumed production after a halt of more than two weeks.

Source: Libya's Sharara Oil Field Reopens After Pipeline Blockade
Tuesday, September 05, 2017 Libya's Sharara oil field, the country's largest, reopens after being shut down for more than two weeks.

Libya's NOC Says Crude Output Down 360,000 Bpd After Oilfields Shut Down
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 Libya's crude production has fallen by 360,000 barrels per day after armed brigades blockaded pipelines and closed three oilfields, NOC says.

Libya's Oil Disruptions Widen as Two More Fields Halt Output
Monday, August 28, 2017 Two more oil fields in Libya are being closed after an armed group took over pipelines to both deposits, further disrupting the OPEC nation's plan to boost crude production.

Libya Gets Better at Keeping Oil Flowing as Industry Stabilizes
Thursday, August 17, 2017 Libya's getting better at resolving stoppages in its oil industry, underpinning a growing perception that the OPEC member is closer to becoming a stable producer again.

Libya's Oil Output Boosted as Port Reopens, Field Pumps More
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 Libya's biggest oil field, Sharara, is increasing production.

Libya's Largest Oil Field 'Back to Normal' After Disruption
Monday, August 07, 2017 Libya's biggest oil field Sharara is 'back to normal' after a disruption caused by protests in the politically fragmented country, the state National Oil Corp. says.

Backing Of Workers, Communities Key To Libya's Oil Revival
Thursday, July 20, 2017 When the head of Libya's state energy company visited Sharara oil field in early July, community leaders and workers crowded into a conference room to ask about jobs, training and services for local people.

Sound Energy's Successful Operations Onshore Morocco
Wednesday, July 05, 2017 Moroccan and European focused upstream gas company, Sound Energy, reports successful operations at the Koba-1 well at Sidi Moktar, onshore Morocco.

Libya's NOC, Wintershall Strike Interim Deal To Resume Output
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC) and German oil firm Wintershall have agreed an interim deal to resume production.

Worker's Death Leads Libya's Oil Production to Drop by a Quarter
Thursday, June 08, 2017 Libya's oil production has plunged by almost a quarter after workers shut the OPEC country's biggest field to protest lack of medical care following the death of a worker.

South Sudan To Almost Double Crude Output By December
Monday, June 05, 2017 South Sudan expects to drill 30 new wells this year and almost double the current oil output to 200,000 barrels a day.

Sound Energy Progresses Onshore Morocco Development Program
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 A rig arrives at Sound's Sidi Moktar asset, onshore Morocco, ahead of the re-entry and testing of the Lower and Middle Jurassic in two existing wells (Koba-1 and Kamar-1) on the Kechoula discovery.

Libya Adds to OPEC's Burden as Output at Highest Since 2014
Tuesday, May 09, 2017 Libya is pumping the most oil in more than two years as the OPEC member restores output amid progress in mending the nation’s political divisions.

Libya Oil Field Idled in 2015 Now Awaits Power to Resume Pumping
Thursday, April 20, 2017 Libya's El-Feel oil field is ready to resume production after a two-year halt in operations, but there's a problem: It doesn't have enough electricity to pump the crude.

Turkey Sees No Need for Cyprus to Approve Israel Gas Pipeline
Thursday, April 13, 2017 A Turkey-Israel gas pipeline deal could be built through Cyprus' economic waters even without Cypriot consent, a Turkish official says.

NOC: Libya's Wafa Oil And Gas Field Reopens, Force Majeure Lifted
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Libya's NOC has lifted force majeure on production from the Wafa field after an armed group reopened oil and gas pipelines leading to the Mellitah terminal, the company says.

Libya Halts Sharara Oil Loadings as Biggest Field Shuts Down
Monday, April 10, 2017 Libya's biggest oil field stopped producing just one week after it reopened, forcing the OPEC member to declare force majeure at a key export terminal.

NOC: Output At Libya's Sharara Oil Field Recovers To 200,000 Bpd
Tuesday, April 04, 2017 Production at Libya's Sharara oil field has risen back to 200,000 bpd, nearing the rate it was running at before a recent week-long shutdown, the NOC says.

Libya's Oil Output Down 252,000 Bpd Due To Armed Protests
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 Production at the western Libyan fields of Sharara and Wafa has been blocked by armed factions, reducing output by 252,000 barrels per day.

NOC: Libyan Oil Output Rises To 700,000 Bpd After Port Fighting Ends
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 Libya's oil production has reached 700,000 barrels per day, the National Oil Corporation (NOC) says.

SDX Starts Drilling Operations at SD-1X Well
Monday, March 20, 2017 SDX Energy Inc. commences drilling operations on the SD-1X well at its South Disouq concession in Nile Delta area of Egypt.

Zohr to Start Gas Production This Year
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 Zohr will start gas production in December, according to an investor presentation held in Milan by Eni.

Libyan NOC Official Warns Of Force Majeure At Oil Ports As Rivals Mobilize
Monday, March 13, 2017 A senior official at Libya's NOC warned of a possible declaration of force majeure at the Es Sider and Ras Lanuf oil terminals.

Libyan Oil Guard Head Says Asked To Protect Oil Ports After Clashes
Tuesday, March 07, 2017 An oil guard official appointed by Libya's UN-backed government says he has been tasked with protecting oil ports by an armed faction that took over Es Sider and Ras Lanuf terminals last week.