November 5, 2019 / 8:37 PM / 14 days ago

REFILE-New gas well in Libya's Wafa field with production capacity 15 mln cubic feet per day

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CAIRO, Nov 5 (Reuters) - Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) said in a statement on Tuesday that its subsidiary Mellitah Oil and Gas Company launched a new production gas well, A-57, in Wafa with a production capacity of 15 million cubic feet per day.

The new gas well that was linked to production on Tuesday will contribute to the increase of gas supply to the local network, and the surplus will be exported, NOC said.

NOC added that drilling of other wells in Wafa field is ongoing, and that work was currently under way to drill well A-58, which is expected to be completed in mid-December. (Reporting by Nayera Abdallah; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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