Libya Challenging conditions
The continued tension in the country affects our operations. Wintershall Dea is closely monitoring the situation, for the safety of our employees and their families has top priority.
Wintershall Dea has been involved in the exploration and production of crude oil in Libya since 1958. The company operates eight onshore fields and has a stake in the offshore field Al-Jurf. However, activities there have since 2011 been affected by the difficult political and security situation in the country. Production from the onshore concessions had to be reduced and has even seen significant interruptions due to recurrent blockades of the export infrastructure. Wintershall Dea is monitoring the situation in Libya very closely. After all, the safety of our employees and their families is of highest priority.
Through its subsidiary Wintershall AG, Wintershall Dea operates eight oil fields across the Areas 96 and 97 in the eastern Sirte Basin, about 1,000 kilometres southeast of the capital Tripoli in the Al-Wahat municipality. Gazprom has a share of 49 per cent in these activities. The most important reservoir is the As-Sarah Field near the oasis settlement of Jakhira. The company also holds a stake in the Al-Jurf offshore platform in Block C 137. The platform is located in the Mediterranean Sea, 70 kilometres off the country’s coast.