Total, the French oil giant, expects that Halfaya oilfield will hit 535,000 barrels per day (bpd) by 2016, from 3,000 bpd now. ‘The plateau is supposed to be reached after 6 years,’ Jean-Jacques Mosconi, head of strategy, told reporters.
Halfaya is split three ways between the China National Petroleum Company (CNPC), Total and Malaysian Petronas.
Total has 18.75 percent. ‘We do not want to keep on this position we have in Halfaya. We (will) do our best to try to expand,’ Mosconi said ‘We are checking the field, the safety…We are sending people.’