Spain’s Repsol has made an oil discovery in the Murzuq basin of western Libya.

The discovery was made at the A1-129/02 well, located approximately 35-kilometres east of Repsol’s production facilities at the El-Sharara oil field, according to state-owned National Oil Corporation (NOC). 

The formation was found at a depth of between 4,502 to 4,522 feet. The well tested flow rates of 513 barrels a day (b/d), at a gravity of 39 API.

The El Sharara field in the NC-115 concession is operated by Akakus Oil Operations, a joint venture of and NOC, Repsol, Austria’s OMV and France’s Total. El Sharara is one of the biggest producer fields in Libya, with a maximum output of 360,000 b/d.