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Improving Social Services in Libya

  • © OMV
    Start: 2017 and ongoing
  • Country: Libya
  • Partners: NOC (National Oil Corporation) & OMV in Sirte Region. NOC, Repsol, Equinor, Total and OMV in Murzuq Region
  • OMV Focus Area: Community Relations and Development
  • Supported UN Sustainable Development Goals: 3 – Good health and well-being, 4 – Quality education, 6 – Clean Water and Sanitation, 11 – Sustainable Cities and Communities, 13 – Climate Action

Objective

  • Under the umbrella of sustainable development, this initiative, in cooperation with the NOC, aims to help local authorities and institutions improve the service delivery to the local communities around field operations

Activities

Murzuq Region

The community program around Al Sharara oil field in Libya has been prepared under the leadership of Libya’s state owned National Oil Corporation (NOC) and is supported by the Repsol-OMV-Equinor-Total consortium. In 2019, OMV, together with the other joint venture partners, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Oil Corporation (NOC) and Akakus Oil Operations (AOO) for the further social development of local communities in Libya. OMV's contribution under the MoU will be EUR 4.6 mn. The program aims to help the local municipalities in improving their service delivery to the local population. The focus on health, education, water and sanitation is achieved by:

  • supporting the provision of equipment for essential medical and water access
  • services such as the construction of water tanks, drilling of water wells
  • a capacity building program for local youth and local authorities in the Murzuq Basin
     

Sirte Region

OMV is the sole international partner of NOC (National Oil Corporation) in Nafoora Augila field, located in the Sirte Basin in the east of Libya. In 2018 the community resilience program contributed to improved social services in regions with a total population of over half a million people around the Nafoora Augila field. It was designed under the direction of NOC to address the immediate needs of local population in the field of environment, education, agriculture, emergency relief with the following activities:

  • providing water pumps
  • equipping and furnishing parts of the Higher Institute for Renewable Energy in the town of Jikharra
  • supporting Libyan students studying at Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria
  • providing a firefighting vehicle and trainings for operating it
  • committing to the Children’s Hospital in Benghazi, including the supply of bio-medical equipment, spare parts, consumables and disposables. Installation of bio-medical equipment, staff training and warranty maintenance for one year will also be granted under this program