Eni upbeat over Libyan plants

Italian oil firm Eni said yesterday its oil and natural gas plants in Libya are not damaged and it expects to have production levels there back to pre-conflict levels in about a year. “We are working closely with NOC and will be back to pre-crisis levels in 12 months,” Eni chief executive Paolo Scaroni said on a conference call with analysts. Scaroni said production at the group's Abu Attifel field in Libya has now reached 70,000 barrels per day – a level close to that seen before the civil war. In September Eni said it had restarted production at Abu Attifel at around 32,000 barrels of oil per day.