Libya: Sharara oil field reopens after strike over lack of medical treatment

Author: Aidan Lewis, Reuters, Published on: 26 June 2017

Libya's Sharara oil field reopens after strike: National Oil Corp, 8 June 2017

Libya's major Sharara oil field has reopened after a workers' protest...Sharara had been producing nearly 270,000 barrels per day (bpd) before employees went on strike...over a lack of medical treatment for a colleague who died in a swimming pool accident at the field. 

The announcement that production was restarting at Sharara followed an emergency meeting of the [National Oil Company (“NOC”)] board and Sharara's operating company, in which  NOC Chairman Mustafa Sanalla ordered a review of ambulance services and an upgrading of medical provisions for employees...He also met municipal and medical officials as well as civil society activists from the nearby city of Ubari...The [Sharara] field is operated by the NOC in partnership with Repsol, Total, OMV and Statoil.

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Related companies: Equinor (formerly Statoil) OMV Repsol Total