Abu Attifel Oil and Gas Field (Libya)

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Abu Attifel Oil and Gas Field is an operating oil and gas field in Libya.

Abu Attifel Oil and Gas Field is also sometimes referred to as Bu Attifel.

Project Details

Main Data

Table 1: Field-level project details for Abu Attifel Oil and Gas Field

*Final Investment Decision
Unit name Status Operator Owner Discovery year FID* year Production start year
Abu Attifel Operating[1][2] Mellitah Oil & Gas[1][3] Mellitah Oil & Gas (100.0%)[1][4][5] 1967[6] 1972[6]

Production and Reserves

Table 2: Reserves of Abu Attifel Oil and Gas Field

million bbl = million barrels of oil
Fuel Description Reserve Classification Quantity Units Data Year Source
crude oil and condensate Remaining recoverable reserves 218.39 million bbl 2021 [5]

Table 3: Production from Abu Attifel Oil and Gas Field

million bbl/y = million barrels of oil per year million boe/y = million barrels of oil equivalent per year
Category Fuel Description Quantity Units Data Year Source
production oil 36.13 million bbl/y 2019 [1]
production hydrocarbons 21.18 million boe/y 2021 [5]
production oil 25.55 million bbl/y 2011 [7]


Table 4: field-level location details for Abu Attifel Oil and Gas Field

Concession/Block Basin Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Ghadames South; Area 108/100B[5] Sirte Onshore, Libya[6] 26.418, 18.37 (exact)[6]

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Articles and Resources

Additional data

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  4. Mowafa Taib (44287). "The Mineral Industry of Libya" (PDF). U.S. Department of the Interior; U.S. Geological Survey. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 5, 2022. Retrieved December 5, 2022. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |date= (help); Invalid |url-status=Live (help)
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