Western Libya Gas Project (Wafa and Bahr Essalam) is a producing conventional gas field located onshore Libya and is operated by Mellitah Oil & Gas . 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.

Two expansion projects are associated with the Western Libya Gas Project (Wafa and Bahr Essalam) conventional gas field, namely Western Libya Gas Project (Structure A & E) Development and Bahr Essalam Compression Project. The expansion projects are currently in the approval and feasibility stage.

Field participation details

The field is owned by National Oil Corporation of Libya and Eni .


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

The Western Libya Gas Project (Wafa and Bahr Essalam) conventional gas field recovered 53.45% of its total recoverable reserves, with peak production in 2015. The peak production was approximately 76.61 thousand bpd of crude oil and condensate, 1,143 Mmcfd of natural gas and 26.38 thousand bpd of natural gas liquids. Based on economic assumptions, production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2077. The field currently accounts for approximately 18% of the country’s daily output.


Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 1,220.68 Mmboe, comprised of 86.31 Mmbbl of crude oil & condensate, 5,395.51 bcf of natural gas reserves and 235.12 Mmbbl of natural gas liquid reserves. Western Libya Gas Project (Wafa and Bahr Essalam) conventional gas field reserves accounts 0.42% of total remaining reserves of producing conventional gas fields globally.


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 National Oil Corporation of Libya

Other Contractors: Medserv Operations

About Mellitah Oil & Gas

Mellitah Oil & Gas BV (Mellitah Oil) 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 Oil’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, Wafa Field, Sabratha Platform, Bouri Field, Mellitah Complex and El Feel Field. The company exports natural gas to the southern coast of Italy. Mellitah Oil is headquartered in Tripoli, Libya.

Methodology

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