Libya’s Bouri Field Loads First Tanker -NOC

The GAZA Floating, Storage, Offloading Marine Terminal (FSO) in Bouri Offshore Field. Photo: National Oil Corp.
The GAZA Floating, Storage, Offloading Marine Terminal (FSO) in Bouri Offshore Field. Photo: National Oil Corp.

ReutersTRIPOLI, Feb 12 (Reuters) – A new floating storage and offloading (FSO) platform has loaded a first tanker with oil from Libya’s offshore Bouri field, the National Oil Corporation (NOC) said on Sunday.

Made in South Korea, the new Gaza platform arrived on site in May 2016 and started pumping crude oil at the end of January. It measures 360 metres by 60 metres and replaces an ageing Italian platform.

Photo: National Oil Corp.
Photo: National Oil Corp.

NOC said in a statement that the tanker had loaded on Saturday, without giving details.

The Bouri field is run by Mellitah Oil and Gas Company, a joint venture between NOC and Italy’s ENI.

(Writing by Aidan Lewis, editing by David Evans)

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