A new floating storage and offloading (FSO) platform has loaded a first tanker with oil from Libya’s offshore Bouri field, the National Oil Corporation (NOC) said.
Made in South Korea, the new Gaza platform arrived on site in May 2016 and started pumping crude oil at the end of January. It measures 360 metres by 60 metres and replaces an ageing Italian platform.
NOC said in a statement that the tanker had loaded on Saturday, without giving details.
The Bouri field is run by Mellitah Oil and Gas Company, a joint venture between NOC and Italy’s ENI.