Oil, Gas & Mining

19-12-2010
Waha Oil Company began production of natural gas at its Al Faregh field in south-west Libya on 13 December, Al Shams reported.
19-12-2010
Italian energy company ENI will fund a number of social projects in Libya after signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Libyan government. 
19-12-2010
The GPC of Utilities concluded deals on 16 December with Turkish company IMA and Spanish firm Strip  to build medium-pressure gas networks in Tripoli and Benghazi, Al Jamahiriya reported.
12-12-2010
UK oil company BP will begin offshore drilling in the Sirte Basin in 2011, Bloomberg reported on 10 December.
12-12-2010
The National Oil Corporation (NOC) announced on 7 December that its joint venture with Medco International Ventures and the Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) had made two discoveries in the Ghadames Basin. 
05-12-2010
The National Oil Corporation (NOC) announced on 29 November that the Turkish Petroleum Overseas Company (TPOC) made an oil discovery in a block in the Murzuq Basin, located some 120km from the El Sharara oil field.
05-12-2010
The National Drilling Company, an Egyptian firm, has renewed four contracts worth $48m with the National Oil Corporation (NOC) for the operation of four drilling rigs in Libya, according to Zawya Dow Jones.
28-11-2010
Canada-based slickline equipment and services company Innovative Wireline Solutions (IWS) has signed a sales agreement with Libya’s Arrawafed Oil Services Company for the purchase of slickline trucks.
28-11-2010
German firm RWE Dea signed a modified exploration and production-sharing agreement (EPSA) with the National Oil Corporation (NOC) on 24 November in Tripoli, according to the Jamahiriya News Agency (JANA).
28-11-2010
Punj Lloyd, an Indian engineering and construction firm, has won a $63m engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract from Libya’s Harouge Oil Operations for a storage complex at Ras Lanuf, Punj Lloyd announced in a 24 November press release.
21-11-2010
Indonesian state-owned hydrocarbons company Pertamina has expressed interest in acquiring another oil block in Libya, the Jakarta Post, an Indonesian daily,has reported. Details on where the block could be located have yet to be released.
21-11-2010
British oil firm BP is expected to begin drilling in the Ghadames basin as part of a seven-year exploration agreement in Libya,  according to the Independent on Sunday, a UK newspaper. The report was issued on 14 November and did not provide a source for the update.
21-11-2010
The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has announced that a petroleum engineering training programme for 1,000 Libyans will begin on 5 December, according to the Pan-African News Agency (PANA).
14-11-2010
Waha Oil Company has discovered oil in three exploration wells, the National Oil Corporation (NOC) announced on 7 November. The 6R1-59, 6P1-59 and UU1-17 wells are all located in the Sirte Basin.
14-11-2010
The National Oil Corporation (NOC) announced on 11 November that it had launched the first fully Libyan-owned petroleum engineering project, at the North Jalu and NC98 fields south of Benghazi.