Norway’s Statoil has re-opened its Tripoli office, more than a year after closing it in the wake of Libya’s nine month civil war.

Around 20 mainly local staff have resumed work at the representative office, which reopened on 20 March, according to a company spokesman.

“We have been resuming work in Libya gradually. But we are not an operator in the country, just a partner in two projects, so it is only a small office,” says the spokesman.

Statoil had previously employed 30 staff in Tripoli. The office will be lead by Libya general manager, Jarle Boe.

Statoil is a partner with state-owned National Oil Corporation (NOC) in oil production and exploration activities at the onshore Mabruk field in the Sirte basin and the NC-186 field in the Murzuk basin.