As BP's chief he negotiated exploration rights to the giant Gulf of Sirte
gas fields in a controversial 2007 deal with Gaddafi.
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.
Backed by NATO helicopters, the rebels, who have tried for the past three weeks to seize the vital port, also vowed that in "a few days" they plan to retake Brega on the Gulf of Sirte
Nestled on the Gulf of Sirte
, Brega is made up of three areas, a residential area in the east, a major oil facility in the west and an old town in between.
In total, there are around 600 troops on these three ships," he said, adding the vessels were heading for the Gulf of Sirte
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.
Offshore, there is a relatively narrow continental shelf and slope in the Mediterranean and the Gulf of Sirte
, which widens to the west in the Gulf of Gabes.
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