Yes revenue and reserves may well be significantly enhanced BUT:
(1) Twenty-two years takes its toll on abandoned equipment in desert sand storms. Unlocking the gate and turning on the pump is a "pipe dream."
(2) French mercenary oil workers together with limited knowledge locals may have done a good deal of damage.
(3) Oasis Group (AHC, MRO and COP) will have the lions share of the U.S. rights to the reopened fields. Yes OXY is inveted back but will we get our former property with known reserves or leftover pickings from the Oasis Group cartel?
(4) Rebuilding infrastructure (really nearly the entire system), will be the develop- ers cost responsibility entirely. What is there now isn't up to code standards, and God only knows what Khadafi did to it during the ensuing events after 1982.
Am I being the profet of gloom and doom to say we won't recover a penny of profit for a good 3 years?