El Sharara oil field

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El Sharara Oil Field
El Sharara oil field is located in Libya
El Sharara oil field
Location of the El Sharara oil field within Libya
RegionMurzuq Desert
Coordinates26°34′36″N 12°13′05″E / 26.576696°N 12.21805°E / 26.576696; 12.21805Coordinates: 26°34′36″N 12°13′05″E / 26.576696°N 12.21805°E / 26.576696; 12.21805
OperatorAkakus Oil Operations
Field history
Start of production1996
Current production of oil300,000 barrels per day (~1.5×10^7 t/a)
Estimated oil in place403 million tonnes
(~ 500×10^6 m3 or 3000 million bbl)

The El Sharara oil field is an oil field located in Murzuq Desert. It was discovered in 1980 and developed by Petrom. The oil field is operated and owned by Repsol. The total proven reserves of the El Sharara oil field are 3 billion barrels (403×106tonnes), and production is centered on 300,000 barrels per day (48,000 m3/d).[1]


  1. ^ "The Oil Reserves of Libya — Discovered, Produced and Yet to Find: From Analysis of the Impact of Recent New Ideas from the Reserve Base". searchanddiscovery.com. 2008. Retrieved 2013-05-28.