The National Oil Corporation (NOC), which is targeting one-million barrels a day by the end of July, received a boost this month when it reached an interim agreement with Germany‘s Wintershall to resume production amid a contract dispute.
Libya, a member of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, has been exempted from OPEC-led supply curbs as it tries revive its battered oil industry. It had produced more than 1.6 million bbl/d before a 2011 uprising.
Omran al-Zwai, a spokesman for Arabian Gulf Oil Company (AGOCO), an NOC subsidiary, said output had been as high as 950 000 bbl/d in recent days, rising from about 885 000 bbl/d at the start of last week.
Production has remained volatile in a nation that has suffered years of violence and political chaos.
The leaks were due to prolonged shutdowns caused by political rows, blockades by protesters and armed conflict.
Laheeb previously produced 8 000 bbl/d to 10 000 bbl/d.