Oil field workers at the Sharara base have warned that the level of oil production at the field is declining gradually due to a lack of security and repeated armed robberies on workers during the past week.

Workers said in a statement on Friday, that production at the field was at a steady 290 thousand barrels per day but that number is steadily declining and the oil field workers have called on officials from the company's management and the National Oil Corporation to intervene quickly to extend security in and around the Sharara field so that work can continue at full capacity.