Libya’s modest drilling renaissance is starting to bear fruit. Joint NOC-Schlumberger efforts have seen the number of rigs active in Libya’s Sirte Basin oil heartland jump to seven since August.

NOC on 25 November said its subsidiary Agoco had brought online a well at the 60,000 b/d-capacity Nafoora field. Originally drilled in 2000, the well is producing 1,500 b/d “expected to increase to 3,000 b/d once submersible pumps start working.” This follows the September...