Two wholly-owned subsidiaries of Libya’s state-owned National Oil Corporation (NOC) are in the market to award significant engineering and construction contracts for two separate oil and gas projects.

Zallaf E&P is finalising work on a development plan for the long dormant onshore Chadar oilfield, while Sirte Oil Company has concluded engineering studies on gas exports from the Arshad field.

Located in concession NC 126 in the Sirte basin, Chadar was discovered by Mobil in 1968, and remained below the development radar for decades.