Libya National Oil Corporation (NOC) subsidiary Zallaf Oil announced on 19 March the completion of the first development well at its long-delayed Erawin project in the country’s southwest where it eventually targets 16,000 b/d. This marks Zallaf’s first 'production' since being set up in 2013 to take over projects abandoned by IOCs.

Zallaf says initial results at well ‘E04’ were “encouraging,” with output reaching 1,800 b/d. “Testing will continue at different choke sizes until required data are obtained and evaluated,” the firm says. Zallaf notes that all associated gas output is being captured and used to fuel operations. (CONTINUED - 399 WORDS)