Eni, Wintershall, Total, Repsol Cut Libyan Oil Output
The output figures are for crude in barrels a day and are the latest estimate of pre-crisis production unless a timeframe is given in brackets. Libya produced 1.59 million barrels of crude a day in January, according to Bloomberg estimates.
All figures except those for BASF SE’s Wintershall refer to each company’s share of production where fields are jointly owned with partners. Wintershall couldn’t be reached today to clarify this when Bloomberg News called its press office in Kassel, Germany three times today.
Company Oil Output/ Current Production Status Time Period Eni 108,000* Some activity suspended, (2009) company said in a Feb. 22 statement. BASF SE’s 100,000 Output halted, Nicholas Neu, a Wintershall spokesman, said today. Total SA 55,000 Output reduced, Phenelope (2010) Semavoine, a spokeswoman, said today. No details on volumes. Marathon 46,000* Company not aware of reduced Oil Corp. (2009) production, John Porretto, a spokesman, said on Feb. 21. ConocoPhillips 46,000 Declined to comment, John (2010) Roper, a spokesman, said today. Repsol YPF SA 34,777 Output halted, the company (2009) said on Feb. 22. OMV AG 33,000 Output shutting “rapidly,” (2010) Jaap Huijskes, head of exploration and production, said on a call today. Occidental 12,000 Production as normal, Richard Petroleum Kline, a spokesman, said today. Statoil ASA 4,200 Company referred Bloomberg to field operators Repsol and Total. *Eni produced 244,000 barrels a day of so-called oil equivalent in 2009 in Libya, a figure that includes natural gas. *Marathon gave 46,000 barrels a day as a sales figure.
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