October 11, 2011
Advanced Search
Home / Issue Archive / 2011 / September #9 / ENI Says Elephant Field “A Mess”

№ 9 (September 2011)

ENI Says Elephant Field “A Mess”

ENI’s plans for a “quick recovery” in Libya just had a set back as an inspection of one of its main producing fields showed it has been virtually destroyed. In an interview with Reuters, ENI’s operations manager in Libya, Mustafa Abougfeefa, said Muammar Qaddafi’s loyalist troops destroyed everything at its Elephant Field.

By Petroleum Africa

Share it!
"One volunteer went with a squad of 10 rebel fighters, who escorted him on a two-to-three-hour survey in which he took pictures of the mess," Abougfeefa said. “We cannot promise the field will start producing before the end of the year. Qaddafi's militia destroyed everything."

The Elephant field pumped on average 130,000 bpd prior to the outbreak of hostilities, now its airport is completely destroyed along with crucial monitors and key electronic structures.

The company was able to bring some production at other fields back online. As previously reported the Italian firm’s smaller Abu Attifel and Wafa fields are back on production.

In September, ENI announced it had reaffirmed its contract with Gazprom to develop the field. Gazprom and ENI had agreed prior to the fall of the Quadaffi regime.
Share it!
Copyright © 2008 Eurasia Press, Inc. (USA). All rights reserved.
Web programming by Iflexion
Copyright © 2008 Eurasia Press (www.eurasiapress.com)