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NOC announces the operation of the main oil pipeline in the North Hamada field.

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Tripoli, May 20, 2024 (Lana): The National Oil Corporation (NOC) announced the operation of the main oil line of the North Hamada field, which will transport the field’s production to the port of Mellitah via the El Feel field line.

The NOC said on its website that the technical teams of the “Nafusa” Oil Operations Company, on Saturday, began operating the main oil pipeline and gradually filling the line by 2,000 barrels per day until reaching 25,000 barrels per day, after which pumping began in the direction of the Mellitah complex after opening the valve connecting to the pipeline with El Feel field at 4,500 barrels per day.

The corporation affirmed that this step will increase by placing production wells successively to reach 10,000 barrels per day in September 2024, which is the first phase of the of the program for developing the field.

The new oil line is 50 km long, 12 inches in diameter, and has a design capacity of 70,000 barrels per day. It is equipped with a leak detection system, and a fiber optic cable is extended along the line to transmit information. The connection point with the El Feel Line has also been equipped with a camera surveillance system.