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Japan's top oil explorer Inpex Corporation said production has started from Umm Lulu field, an offshore oil field in Abu Dhabi, UAE, which the company jointly developed with Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, BP and Total.
Kuwait is in talks with five major oil companies to help boost crude production and develop some of its oilfields including Burgan, the world's second largest, a move that has faced fierce political opposition in the past.
Oil and gas producer Afren said it expected drilling and production at its Barda Rash field in Kurdistan to be fully resumed by end-October as the security situation had improved at the border of Iraqi Kurdistan.
Libya's oil output has fallen by 25,000 barrels per day (bpd) to 900,000 bpd because of a strike at its Jalo oilfield, a spokesman for state-run National Oil Corp (NOC) said.
Output is still nine times more
Libya's El Sharara oilfield is operating, but the Zawiya refinery it connects to is still closed after storage tanks there were damaged during fighting between armed groups, a Libyan oil official said.
Soldiers and police have clashed in the last few days near Libya's biggest El Sharara oilfield in the south, while separate fighting erupted in the west not far from the Zawiya refinery, residents and medics said.
Oil production at southern Iraq's West Qurna-1 field is running at a rate of 360,000 barrels per day (bpd) due to problems with low levels of water injection to boost production, the head of the joint management committee said.
Libya's 120,000 barrels per day (bpd) Zawiya refinery has been shut down after storage was damaged in fighting between armed groups, an oil ministry official said.
The El Sharara field feeding the refinery