Minister of Gas and Oil commends approaching return of Zella field to production

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Minister of Gas and Oil commends approaching return of Zella field to production

August 24, 2021 - 22:19
Written by: RabiaGolden

The Minister of Oil and Gas, of the Government of National Unity (GNU) announced Tuesday the start of the actual operation of the surface equipment and separators in the Zella oil field, marking the return of production since the field’s sabotage in 2011.

The Zueitina Company announced, on August 12, the initiation of a trial operation of the surface equipment and separators in the Zella field, following their purification with nitrogen gas, revealing the operation of one of the gas-producing wells, to complete the calibration process for the valves and lighting of the gas torch pilot.

This is proposed to calibrate the crude oil meter system, and it is further expected to gradually initiate the operating of the wells in a natural manner at the soonest possible convenience.