Libya has resumed offshore exploration for the first time since the end of Muammar Gaddafi’s era, and the work is being carried out at a bloc operated by Italy’s Eni, the National Oil Corporation NOC) said on Monday.
“The National Oil Corporation announces the resumption of exploration activity in the maritime area next to Tripoli at bloc MN41 belonging to Italian company Eni,” said a statement on the NOC website. Arabic version (http://bit.ly/xnqAC4)
The bloc is about 100 km (62.5 miles) from Tripoli, it said.
NOC said on Feb. 27 it was resuming onshore exploration work.