The National Oil Corporation (NOC) called on all parties not to contribute to the escalation of violence which would jeopardize the safety and security of Sharara oil field and its working staff.

"The safety of workers remains our top priority, and we call on all parties to avoid conflicts and to spare oil facilities from any political disputes," head of NOC, Mustafa Sanallah stated.

The NOC emphasized that it is closely following the events in Sharara oil field, clarifying that the field's manager has contacted with all conflicting parties and called them to exercise restraint.