Libya’s Waha Oil Company announced on 17 August the restart of its once 120,000 b/d Dahra field in the Sirte Basin which has been shut down since 2015 due to an Islamic State attack. Waha, a consortium of TotalEnergies, ConocoPhillips, Hess and NOC, says the “test operation of the PL5-1 station and the main station of Dahra has started” with station PL7-2 to start up next week. Production is expected to reach 8,000-10,000 b/d by the end of the year. Restarting shut-in fields is a key plank of NOC’s goal of boosting output to 2mn b/d (MEES, 12 August). NOC said nationwide crude output averaged 1.213mn b/d on 18 August, marking the continuation of a strong recovery following a three-month oil blockade which knocked out large chunks of output (MEES, 5 August).