Home | News    Thursday 11 July 2019

South Sudanese delegation in Khartoum to discuss oil issues

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

July 10, 2019 (KHARTOUM) – A South Sudanese delegation, headed by the Finance minister, Salvatore Garang Mabiordit and Petroleum minister, Awow Danil Chuang are in Khartoum to discuss some technical and financial issues concerning re-operation of the oil fields in South Sudan.

JPEG - 53.6 kb
A worker at the power plant of an oil processing facility in South Sudan’s Unity state on 22 April 2012 (Photo: Reuters)

The delegation was received at Khartoum Airport by the caretaker undersecretary of the Ministry of Oil and Gas, Ali Abdal-Rahman and the ministry’s technical advisor, Mohamed Ahmed Al-Sanjak.

The delegation are expected to discuss some technical and financial details related to the resumption of oil production from some additional fields in South Sudan as the two countries have worked together to resume crude production since July 2018 after disruption by a five-year old conflict which damaged oil wells .

Crude oil from South Sudan has been exported from these fields and the work is still underway to restore operation of the last fields with the continuation of cooperation in the technical support and materials related to the fields operation as well as processing, transport and export services through Sudanese ports.

The two sides are engaging in technical discussions to agree on the scheduling of technical and financial issues and continuing in pushing forward cooperation in the mutual interests between the two countries.

According to official figures, South Sudan’s total oil production is nearly 180,000 barrels per day (bpd), but the government says it is keen to reach pre-war levels of 350,000 to 400,000 bpd by mid-2020.

In July 2017, Nigeria’s Oranto Petroleum Limited said it signed oil sharing agreement with South Sudan covering the country’s Block B3, earmarking up to $500 million to explore the oil in the region. In the first three years, Oranto said it would do airborne geophysical surveys in the 25,150-sq km block and assess existing data held by the government and former operators, among other activities.

The 120,000-square kilometre Block B was reportedly split by the government into the B1, B2 and B3 blocks in 2012. In Block B3, Oranto will work alongside the B1 and B2 partners, which include Total.

South Sudan is an established, world-class petroleum-producing region, whose territory includes a large part of the Cretaceous rift basin system that has proved petroliferous in Chad, Niger and Sudan.

(ST)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.
  • 11 July 10:11, by Midit Mitot

    Going to Khartoum to set another deal, Oil is already in use flowing daily, Kiir approved to raise the pumping to be 2000 barrels a day. What kind of discussion again?

    repondre message

  • 14 July 10:44, by Anthony

    What will south sudan do when the oil runs out... relying solely on oil for income is not good. Put more money into farms and make more means of income.

    also i rly hope the leaders won’t be so evil and steal the money like they did with the 18 billion dollars that could have went to building infrastructure. though ai womt be surprised if they do.

    repondre message

    • 14 July 20:05, by Anthony

      South sudans only means of income is oil. Imagine if the 90% of oil coming from Dinka lands just disappeared. SS would be destroyed financially. South sudan can’t survive without dinka oil.

      repondre message

      • 15 July 09:38, by Midit Mitot

        Anthony,

        Lueth, (flase) if 90% of oil is from Dinka land, what about Bentui oil? this short memory will kill South Sudan forever.

        repondre message

Comment on this article



The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.



Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


South Sudan needs citizens’ participation in politics 2019-09-14 18:11:41 By Biong Deng Biong On the 4th December 2012, Isaiah Abraham was tragically gunned down in cold blood outside his residence in the South Sudan capital, Juba. The gunman was apparently ‘unknown’. (...)

Has Thomas Cirilo realize the importance of the enemy of my enemy is my friend? 2019-09-09 13:29:06 By Clement Maring Samuel When I read a tripartite agreement signed by Gen. Thomas Cirilo; Gen. Pagan Amum Okiech; and Gen. Paul Malong Awan who represented their parties of SSNDA; R-SPLM, and (...)

President Kiir: The Nelson Mandela of South Sudan? 2019-09-09 12:44:31 By Biong Deng Biong There is no reservation that Nelson Mandela was a great leader, but how does President Kiir fair? More often, we focus on the negative performance of leaders while forgetting (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


S. Korea supports UN communities building resilience project in Sudan’s Blue Nile 2019-09-09 09:26:41 UNDP Sudan September 5, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - An agreement was signed on 5th of September between the Korean Ambassador, His Excellency. Lee Ki-Seong and Dr. Selva Ramachandran, Resident (...)

Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders back calls for civil rule 2019-04-26 10:22:06 Press statement by 55 Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders on Sudan Sit-in and Peaceful Protest Khartoum -24/04/2019 We, the undersigned (55) Sudanese lawyers and human rights defenders, (...)

South Sudan’s Lafon youth condemn killings of civilians by Pari community 2019-04-03 21:54:29 Press Statement on the Fighting between Pari/ Pacidi and Lotuko/Lokiri on 24/3/2019 Release by The Lafon County Youth Union: We, the Lafon County Youth Union hereby condemn the atrocities and (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2019 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.