Nafusa Oil Operations Company has begun production at a new oil well recording a rate of 2,000 barrels per day, said the National Oil Corporation (NOC) on Monday. 

According to the NOC, the crude generated by the new well would be pumped to the Zawiya port in the country's west.

"The technical teams of the Nafusa Oil Operations Company were able to make a valuable achievement that reflects the efforts of oil sector employees to raise production rates, as production began from well A-4 at a rate ranging from 1,500 to 2,000 barrels per day," the NOC said.

The statement indicated that the oil produced from the well would be transferred to the Tahara field of the Arabian Gulf Oil Company before being pumped to the Zawiya port.

Pumping operations from the new well will continue for six months. During this time, the teams will gather technical information and monitor pressure rates and crude oil purity.

The company said that works to install well complexes and extend the sub-assembly and the main shipping line is progressing well, with the shipping line and its link to the El Feel - Mellitah oil line expected to be completed by next December.

It further predicted that after establishing the early production station by the end of the first quarter of 2024, the ready wells would be gradually placed into operation to attain a production rate of 10,000 barrels per day.