Eni restarts onshore exploration operations in Libya

Arab 2011Italian oil and gas company Eni has started drilling the A1-108/4 well in Libya's Sirte Basin marking the restart of its onshore exploration activities in the North African country

The well, which is located 300km south of Benghazi, is operated by Eni's fully-owned subsidiary Eni North Africa and will reach a total depth of 4,419.6 metres.

The company will test a new geological play in the EPSA IV 2008 Contract Area A as part of an onshore drilling programme in Libya that Eni will look to continue into 2013.

In 2011, Eni became the first international company to resume production in Libya at the Abu Attifel field through its offshore Mellitah Oil & Gas 50/50 joint venture with the country's NOC.

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