Russia’s Tatneft has resumed exploration work in Libya’s Ghadames Basin, according to an 8 November National Oil Corporation (NOC) statement. Tatneft has moved ‘Rig 51’ to Area 82’s Block 4 to carry out a test operation for well D1-8214, NOC says.

Block 4 has been the main focus of Tatneft’s on/off exploration work in Libya since the 2011 revolution set off a decade of – still ongoing – political instability. The firm last year returned to drill appraisal well ‘B2’ on Block 4, but results were not made public (MEES, 22 October). (CONTINUED - 251 WORDS)