Gulf of Sidra

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Sidra, Gulf of

(sĭd`rə), Arab. Khalij Surt, arm of the Mediterranean Sea, lying between Misratah and Benghazi, Libya. Tuna fishing is an important economic activity.

Sidra, Gulf of

 

(also Khalij Surt), a gulf of the Mediterranean Sea, off the coast of Libya. The Gulf of Sidra extends inland 115 km. It measures 465 km at the entrance and has a maximum depth of 1,374 m. Tides are semidiurnal and measure 0.4 m. Ports on the gulf include Bengasi, Marsa el Brega, and Es Sider, the last two of which are used for the export of oil.

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The company purchased the rights to explore for oil in Libya's Gulf of Sirte three years ago for pounds 585million.
It stretches south from the Gulf of Sirte and contains structures with strata of marine clastic and carbonate sediments.
BP is due to drill at least five wells in the Gulf of Sirte, at depths greater than the Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico, which has raised worries about a similar ecological disaster.
High safety standards will be in place for the Gulf of Sirte operation, he added.
IPLL's project team is now at an advanced stage of issuing and assessing tender enquiries for the export pipeline and process facilities that will link the En-Naga crude oil production to Es-Sider export terminal in the Gulf of Sirte.
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ECDCO) is in talks with potential investors to revive its planned $54bn programme to turn the Gulf of Sirte in the east of the country into an industrial and energy hub.
They say that, 'In just a "a few days" they plan to retake the strategic oil hub of Brega, nestled on the Gulf of Sirte.
Across the Gulf of Sirte, on the eastern front line, a rebel representative said nine Qaddafi soldiers were captured between the strategic towns of Ajdabiya and Brega.
Across the Gulf of Sirte, on the eastern front line, a rebel representative said nine Kadhafi soldiers were captured between the strategic towns of Ajdabiya and Brega.
Despite these assurances, BP's plans to drill at least five wells in the Libya's Gulf of Sirte at depths greater than Macondo have some people worried.