Waha Oil Company has started operational testing at the Dahra field, located southwest of Sirte, after nearly seven years of suspension.

The start-up operations of the PL5-1 station and the main station in the Dahra field have begun, the company said on Facebook Wednesday.

It indicated that the PL7-2 station will be operated during the next week, with production expected to reach eight to ten thousand barrels per day at the field before the end of this year.

It may be worth noting that the Dahra field, which is one of the oldest fields discovered by the Waha Company, has been out of service since 2015 after it was sabotaged by the ISIS group during their control of the area.