Total to resume onshore production in Libya

French supermajor to restart within days, says advisor

French supermajor Total is to restart its onshore operation “in a few days,” according to a Reuters report.

Michel Seguin, special advisor to the president of Total Exploration & Production, Yves-Louis Darricarrère, told Reuters There are still some logistical issues that need to be sorted out" but Libyan onshore production “will resume in a few days.”

Seguin was speaking on the sidelines of a visit to Libya by French Trade Minister Pierre Lellouche.

Before the Libyan civil war Total produced a total of 55,000 barrels a day in Libya. It’s main onshore asset is the 19,000 bpd Mabruk field. Production at Total's offshore Al Jurf field has been continuing since 25 September at a rate of 41,000 barrels per day.

Total’s Libyan production rates declined for several years, a trend the company is hoping to reverse by liaising with the new interim government to pursue a more aggressive upstream program.

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