By Libya Herald journalist.
Tunis, 28 February 2015:
German oil giant Wintershall resumed . . .[restrict]oil production in Libya as of 23/24 February in concession 96 at As-Sarah oilfield.
It has been able to achieve crude exports of about 30,000 barrels of oil per day which are transported to the Zueitina terminal. Zueitina oil terminal had resumed export operations earlier this week.
Wintershall has reported that currently it is still not possible for it to load at the export terminal of Ras Lanuf since the National Oil Corporation’s (NOC) 15 December declaration of force majeure in Ras Lanuf due to militia fighting in the neighbouring port of Es Sider.
Furthermore, Wintershall says that currently it is producing crude oil in Libya solely from naturally flowing wells. It also confirms that operations are entirely Libyan-staffed since the company had to withdraw all its international staff (including contractors) due to the tense security situation in the country.
The German oil company also confirmed that its Tripoli HQ is currently being used on a very limited basis by its Libyan staff who are primarily working from home. [/restrict]