Mellitah oil and gas company said it resumed Tuesday operations at El Feel oilfield after operating the power generation unit and gradually reopening oil wells following the orders of the National Oil Corporation (NOC) to resume operations at the field.

The oil and gas company said operations started with a capacity of 40.000 barrels per day (bpd) and would increase once all wells had been opened.

Meanwhile, Oil and Gas Ministry expected that El Fell production rates would return to normal (68.000 bpd) in the coming days.

National Oil Corporation said Monday that all fields and ports would be resuming production and exports this week after three months of suspension.

Force majeure was lifted on last Friday in all fields and ports after the announcement of the newly appointed National Oil Corporation's Chairman Farhat Bengdara who replaced Mustafa Sanallah by orders of PM Abdul Hamid Dbeibah.