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Sudan’s oil production hits 140,000 bpd: minister


December 30, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese oil minister Awad al-Jaz announced today that his country’s production of oil has reached 140,000 barrels per day (bpd) and expressed optimism that this figure could be boosted further through new discoveries.

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Awad Ahmad al-Jaz (ASHRAF SHAZLY/AFP/Getty Images)

"Our current production is between 136,000 and 140,000," al-Jaz told reporters before saying that 10,000 more barrels would be added to following the inauguration of a new oil field named Hadida this week that lies on the borders between the state of East Darfur and South Kordofan.

Earlier this year Sudan said that its oil production will reach 180,000 by the end of 2012 but later officials acknowledged that this target will not be met.

Sudan’s economy has been dealt a major blow as a result of the south’s secession last year. South Sudan contained three quarters of the oil wealth that existed before Sudan’s breakup.

The loss of oil revenues and decline in foreign currency reserves led to sharp weakening of local currency against the dollar making imports of basic commodities more expensive leading the inflation rate to skyrocket.

Last September Sudan and landlocked South Sudan signed a deal stating the fee Juba has to pay to route its crude through northern pipelines ending a row that led to the shutdown of the entire southern output of 350,000 barrels a day in January.

But the implementation has been put on hold due to Khartoum’s insistence on finalizing security arrangements on the borders before oil transportation can be resumed.

The Sudanese oil minister reiterated this position saying that South Sudan’s oil exports could resume once both sides reach an agreement on border security. "There is no problem," he said, when asked whether from a technical point of view exports could flow.

Jaz said Sudan wanted to boost oil co-operation with Brazilian firms, especially to explore for oil and gas in the Red Sea. Norway is helping Sudan improve its pumping recovery rate, but according to Reuters analysts are skeptical about any big output jump soon because new fields need first to be explored. A scarcity of the dollars is hampering efforts to bring in better equipment.

Last July, Sudan signed oil exploration and production-sharing deals with Canadian company Statesman Resources Ltd as well as with Chinese, Nigerian, Australian, Brazilian and French companies.

Currently it is mainly Chinese, Malaysian and Indian firms operate in Sudan oil industry.


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  • 30 December 2012 11:56, by master

    mooottoooo ya janobean

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    • 30 December 2012 13:19, by South South

      We are not children to be deceived like this. USD $ hit 7.1 SP, where is 140,000 barrel a day ? Lairs like Jalaby and Northern dumb will buy this cheap try, not clever people of South Sudan. Shit

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      • 30 December 2012 13:39, by Northern Sudanese

        South monkey
        for how much longer are you going to remain sucking my dick while on the same time chatting shit about that black market rate of $7.1? the official rate is already 4.4 and don’t worry, those guys who sell it for 7.1 are already being arrested!
        the oil just began :D

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        • 30 December 2012 21:10, by Observer

          N Sudanese,
          You are really a disgusting man.
          I also think that you are not really a Sudanese at all but only pretending to be one to try and fit in with the other extremists here.

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        • 30 December 2012 22:21, by Thel Mangardit

          Northern Sudan,
          I remember a say, when poverty stand @ the door Love goes out through the window, so when you become poor, that is not a problem of South Sudan. take rest my dear.

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  • 30 December 2012 12:38, by Nyakuzuny

    O.my God these thieves Arabs,were are u getting 140,000 bpd,this is our oils; you are taking our oils with Legally.whether or not we will closing this oil,you are using to benefits to our oils while we are now in Poverty, this is the very difficult problem if our President Dr.Salva will not know this problem.either we will leave this country for poverty,all our children are now on the Streets road

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  • 30 December 2012 12:46, by Nyakuzuny

    Dear South Sudanese we are now in the bad Situation while the God Give us our resources in our premise Land like Israel Land , e’g the Israel was face the many problem because they No that , Israel is thier Land , while we are now getting our Premise Land of resources while you are still afraid with Arabs .

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  • 30 December 2012 12:46, by Jalaby

    I’m really surprise that Sudantribune has mentioned this fact because Sudantribune normally blocks any good news about development in Sudan especially when it comes to oil production, few weeks ago they showed one report saying that Sudan oil reservation is declining and I lied their report!

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    • 30 December 2012 12:59, by Jalaby

      Let me tell you about this new oil field "Hadida" that lies in Easte Darfour state, the company who own this field is Petro Energy company which is shared between the chinese company (CNPCI) which has a shared of 95% and Sudapet company with share of 5%, Petro Energy was able to drill 21 oil wells and produced 10,000 bbl/day from only 10 wells while the work is continuing to

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      • 30 December 2012 13:21, by Jalaby

        produce oil from the rest of the wells, the production will soon mount to 60,000 bbl/day as Hadida field lies in block 6, remember what Dr. Lual Deng said about block 6 when he was Sudan oil minister? he said "block 6 is considered to be the future of Sudan oil reservation as it contains huge oil"!
        Block 6 lies between Darfour and Kordofan and in the middle of block 17.

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        • 30 December 2012 13:25, by Jalaby

          Bashir & Al-jaz inaugurated oil production from Hadida field in East Darfour state last week

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          • 30 December 2012 13:44, by Jalaby

            Sudan has just built new pipeline to carry out Hadida oil till the main portion and oil processing station in Balila, this new pipeline has been built by a Sudanese company which its name is Petrolines, the length of this new pipeline till Balila is 160 KM with 12 inches of dimension, this is really a great and very exciting achievement to a Sudanese company!

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            • 30 December 2012 13:56, by Jalaby

              What draws my attention here that Balila city is going to be number 1 oil city in Sudan as central Unit of Oil processing, Al-Fula oil field, Al-Najma and then Hadida (Sufian field will soon join) all of them are processed in Balila, last week, Sudan VP, Ali Osman has just opened Balila new big air port, this city is promising city and great future is waiting for it no doubt!

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              • 30 December 2012 14:06, by Jalaby

                Petro Energy will soon add new oil field to Sudan production cycle by opening "Sufian" oil field in East Darfour state in block 6 also, Sufian oil field is going to be the most biggest oil filed in oil production in block 6, Sufian oil field is far to the west and will make it real to connect Chad oil to our oil pipeline and carry it through the red sea to the rest of the world!

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                • 30 December 2012 14:15, by Jalaby

                  Petro Energy also discovered the oil in these fields:Shoka field (will be opened after Sufian field), Naha, Great Moga and Keyi field.

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                  • 30 December 2012 14:19, by Jalaby

                    Petro Energy hard worker team
                    Thanks to China our real and true friends and we determine to repeat the miracle again by making our oil real the same way we did when we made the south oil real while the war was so fierce!
                    Let thieves drink their oil!

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                    • 30 December 2012 14:53, by Jalaby

                      Listen to Al-Bashir speech on the occasion of celebrating the opening of the new oil field "Al-Hadida", Bashir was dancing and seems to be very happy and excited, more importantly, he looks very healthy too!
                      Here is the link:

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    • 30 December 2012 13:02, by Nyakuzuny

      hey yaa Jalaby you are Surprise for what?beacuse you are thieves you taking our Oils with Legally that is why you are surprise brother I was telling.you are our Slavers, because if there is no Our Land today you will dies all of you,those moneys I don’t know were are they come from?to take our OIL Legally.those of Stupids Arabs if we will closing this Oils were will you going? while you don’t have

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      • 30 December 2012 13:43, by Northern Sudanese

        you are ’’OUR’’ slaves and you will remain so just like yo dark fat bold headed mama ancestors and dumb cattle raider dadies used to be! don’t worry, we don’t take your oil but your leaders will give it to us :) these new oil producation is from ’’Sudan’’ not your shithole+ when the oil in your shithole runs dry by 2020, you will be exporting nothing but mad slaves!

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        • 30 December 2012 16:11, by Nyakuzuny

          Hahahaaaaaaa! Brother Northern Sudan, could Define this word ? define : what is the meaning of the Sudan? please Explan brother.

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      • 30 December 2012 14:23, by Jalaby

        I didn’t understand one single meaningful sentence from what you wrote!! what are you trying to say my friend?!
        My advice to you, don’t drink "Marisa" during work hours my friend!

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        • 30 December 2012 16:06, by Nyakuzuny

          hay Yaa Jalaby ! u don’t understading your father words , let me directing you uselles Arabs , in which English are you need?
          because you only know how to speaking of Fucking Quaan Alkarim almajerimin.
          and secondly Uselles man am not dranker , am one of believer God brother.I believing my Father and the Son Of Holy Spirit Amen.

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  • 30 December 2012 12:51, by Nyakuzuny

    let us think about Globally there is No Peace come before the war. the war is come before peace , if we will think that for those who are corruptist today they don’t think about our dirty Situation here in South Sudan , they think about their Moneys .

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  • 30 December 2012 15:04, by panchol

    Northern Sudanese & jalaby.
    You are even trying to tell us that you have number of oilfields in Sudan. lol hahahahah.
    Did you ask permissions to the owners of those areas? It would have been good to say these oilfields are found in jahaleen areas. lol!
    lol hahahahah.
    "Empty vessels make more noise". hahahahah

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  • 30 December 2012 15:49, by Mapuor

    South Sudan has no alternatives as most of looters are busy skimming the little money available and sending it abroad where their families are.No good education,no health services,no clean drinking water leave alone electricity,tarmac roads security etc.How long will these thieves continue looting and educating their children in foreign countries at the expense of the poor masses?!!!!!!!!!!

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  • 30 December 2012 16:26, by Positive Thinker

    Sudan discovering more oil well and expecting their own production to reach 140,000 bpd if it is true. South Sudan wish them well ecomically, politically, socially ans spiritually.
    South Sudan and the great people of South Sudan, who struggled for their freedom with nothing untill they get their country and freedom shall always remain peace lovers in the world.

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  • 30 December 2012 17:29, by sudani ana

    Well done Mr Aljaz and your team, you’re the best. Please keep up the good work, five hundred thousand bpd is the limit please.

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  • 30 December 2012 17:46, by Costa

    Another useless attempt to stabilize the the falling SDG. Who will believe currency value continues to drop as you announce progress in oil production.

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  • 30 December 2012 17:52, by Nyakuzuny

    where are you poolish Arabs ? You don’t repply any Single word.

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  • 30 December 2012 23:16, by solider

    AL HAMDO LI ALLAH. now we can till you can export your oil through lamu. we don’t need you any more .wish you all the best.

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  • 3 April 2013 11:18, by stefan

    you are taking our oils with Legally.whether or not we will closing this oil,you are using to benefits to our oils while we are now in Poverty, this is the very difficult problem if our President Dr.Salva bateria twist
    will not know this problem.either we will leave this country for poverty,all ou

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