Western Libya Gas Project (Wafa and Bahr Essalam) is a producing conventional gas field located onshore Libya and is operated by Mellitah Oil & Gas. According to GlobalData, who tracks more than 34,000 active and developing oil and gas fields worldwide, the field is located in block NC 41 (Area 1,2,16 & 17) and NC 169A (Area 95 & 96), with water depth of 984 feet. Buy the profile here.

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An expansion project is associated with the Western Libya Gas Project (Wafa and Bahr Essalam), namely the Western Libya Gas Project (Structure A & E) Development. This project is currently in the construction stage, expected to start in 2026.

Field participation details

The field is owned by Eni and National Oil.

Production from Western Libya Gas Project (Wafa and Bahr Essalam)

The Western Libya Gas Project (Wafa and Bahr Essalam) conventional gas field recovered 74.25% of its total recoverable reserves, with peak production in 2015. Based on economic assumptions, production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2052. The field currently accounts for approximately 14% of the country’s daily output.

Contractors involved in the Western Libya Gas Project (Wafa and Bahr Essalam) conventional gas field

Some of the key contractors involved in the Western Libya Gas Project (Wafa and Bahr Essalam) project as follows.

Design/FEED Engineering: Eni and Taknia Libya Engineering

Main EPC: Gruppo Antonini

Other Contractors: Medservregis

About Mellitah Oil & Gas

Mellitah Oil & Gas BV (Mellitah Oil), a subsidiary of Eni SpA, is an oil and gas company that offers exploration services. It explores and develops crude oil and natural gas products. The company's products include natural gas, condensate gas, propane, butane, naphtha and sulfur. Mellitah's services include drilling, offshore field management and geological monitoring and management of Regional geology and reservoir services. It operates various onshore and offshore projects including Abu Attifel Field, Sabratha Platform, Wafa Field, Bouri Field, Mellitah Complex and El Feel Field. The company exports natural gas to the southern coast of Italy. Mellitah is headquartered in Tripoli, Libya.

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This content was updated on 14 May 2024

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