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Fishing at Bahr Essalem Well Pays Off

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

In Libya Mellitah Oil and Gas Company, a JV between ENI and state-run NOC, carried out a fishing operation to recover a production string stuck in the CE02 well at Bahr Essalam, Libya’s largest producing offshore gas field.

“The operation took 24 days and was conducted by the drill team of the company,” NOC said.

The operation saved Mellitah the expense of digging a side-track and changing the course of the well. According to NOC a side-track well would have cost at least $23 million.