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Libya is home to Africa’s largest oil reserves and has been a major exporter of oil and gas for several decades. Equinor has been present in Libya for more than 29 years with onshore exploration and oil production activities.

We participate in licences in the Mabruk field (NC 017) and in the Murzuq basin (NC 186 and I/R field). More recently, our engagement in lifting and marketing Libyan crude oil has become a growing part of our business activities. Political and security challenges over the past decade have negatively affected the oil and gas industry in the country.

How to find us in Libya

Sidi Abdul Jalil- Janzour,
Palm City, Apartment 3B, East Apt 2,
Tripoli, Libya

Equinor's operations in Libya


Operated by Akakus Oil Operations, this licence is governed by an Exploration and Production Sharing Agreement (EPSA) between the Libyan National Oil Corporation (NOC) and a second party consortium comprising of Repsol (32%), TotalEnergies (24%), OMV (24%) and Equinor (20%). The total field capacity is around 120 kbpd.


Operated by Mabruk Oil Operations, this licence is governed by an EPSA between NOC and TotalEnergies (75%) and Equinor (25%) as second party. The field was damaged by a terrorist attack in 2015. Work on re-development of the field is ongoing and production is planned to restart in 2024.