The wildcat well D1-NC129, about 100 kilometres south of Benghazi, hit oil at a depth of 7,500 feet with a flow rate of 2,780 barrels a day (b/d).

It is the second major discovery of oil in a week in Libya. In late July, Canadian oil firm Verenex Energy reported a discovery in its A47 exploration and production concession in the Ghadames basin, about 250km southwest of Tripoli.

The initial production test showed a flow rate of 1,400 b/d from the Al-Momnyat formation and 1,535 b/d from the lower Acacus formation (MEED 30:7:08).