Category: Oil – Petroleum

Sweden to interrogate oil firm over human rights violation in South Sudan

October 18, 2018 (LONDON) – The Swedish centre-left government Thursday approved the prosecutor’s application to question Lundin Petroleum’s chairman, Ian Lundin, and CEO, Alex Schneiter, for gross human rights violations in South Sudan.
In 2010, Swedish prosecutor opened a preliminary investigation into Lundin Petroleum’s activities in Sudan and South Sudan after a report by the European Coalition on Oil in Sudan (ECOS) said the company was possibly complicit in human rights abuses in Block (…)


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S. Sudan signs deal to extend oil exploration, production for 3 blocks

September 10, 2018 (JUBA) – South Sudan has signed an agreement to extend oil exploration, production agreements for three blocks.
The country’s Petroleum ministry on Monday said it had extended the contracts for the state-run Nile Petroleum Company (Nilepet), China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), Malaysia’s Petronas and India’s Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC Videsh).
The new agreement, it said, would allow the three foreign oil companies to continue pumping oil in the Unity (…)


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Oil pumping resumes in S.Sudan’s Toma South field: minister

August 26, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s Minister of Oil and Gas Azhari Abdel-Gadir said oil pumping has resumed from South Sudan’s Toma South oilfield on Friday.
Speaking at a press conference in Khartoum on Saturday, Abdel-Gadir said Toma South would pump 20,000 barrels per day (bpd), pointing production at the oilfield had stopped in 2013 due to civil war.
He said Sudanese engineers managed to repair the oilfield and resume production one week ahead of the schedule, pointing to the positive (…)


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Sudan expects to seal new oil deals with China

August 23, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan and China are moving quickly towards inking new deals related to oil exploration, an official said today.
” Negotiations are underway between Chinese corporations and the [Sudanese] Oil & Gas ministry that will soon lead to signing important agreements,” the Sudanese ambassador in Beijing Ahmed Shawir said.
China has long been Sudan’s top strategic partner in the oil and gas field particularly through China’s National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) which (…)


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South Sudan to export 3 million barrels of oil in September

August 14, 2018 (JUBA) – South Sudan is expected to pump three million barrels of oil crude next September, increasing its exports of 7.14% from the level of its produced in August, said Platts a news agency specialised in energy information on Tuesday.
Last July, Khartoum and Juba agreed to repair the damaged oil wells and to resume oil production in several oil fields stopped since several years due to the nearly -five-year armed conflict in the country.
South Sudanese Oil Minister (…)


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Sudan settles dispute with Indian oil company over unpaid dues: minister

August 8, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s Minister of Oil and Gas Azhari Abdel-Gadir Tuesday said his ministry has settled debt issues with India’s Oil and Natural Gas Corp’s (ONGC) saying the latter withdrew a claim it has filed against Sudan in this regard.
Last April, ONGC filed an arbitration claim against the government of Sudan in a London court seeking to recover $98.94 million, pending for years from a project hit by the breakaway of South Sudan in 2011.
“Today, we have reached an agreement (…)


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Sudan declines extension of oil contract with Canadian firms

July 30, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – The Canadian Stamper Oil & Gas Corp has failed to secure an extension to an agreement to operate Block 25 with the Sudan National Petroleum Corporation, Sudapet.
The tiny $16 million company, earlier this year, said the probable reserve of the Al-Rawat field is at around 182 million barrels with significant potential room to grow.
According to the MoU which initially was signed with State Oil Corporation, Stamper may farm-in up to a 50% interest of the (…)


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South Sudan oil production to resume in September: minister

July 29, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir received a letter from his South Sudanese counterpart Salva Kiir on the expected resumption of oil production next September.
The letter was handed over by South Sudanese Oil Minister Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth who met al-Bashir on Saturday evening.
After the meeting, the minister told reporters that oil production will resume on 2 September with 45,000 barrels per day from El Toor and Toma South fields. After what will restart the (…)


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A Looming Oil Shock?

By: Alsir Sidahmed
A state of uncertainty and ambiguity is all over the world. Thanks to the bullying policies of US President Donald Trump, who, in effect, is shaking the foundation of the World Order that has been established seven decades ago. Two issues came to the forefront: the trade war he launched with foes and allies alike from Canada to China to the European Union and threaten to move into an overall world trade war that may lead to an economic recession that is going to hurt (…)


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South Sudanese delegation to visit Khartoum for oil discussions

June 20, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s Ministry of Oil and Gas on Wednesday said a delegation from South Sudan would arrive in Khartoum at the end of this month to discuss ways to scale up oil production.
Sudan’s State Minister of Oil and Gas Saad al-Din Al-Bushra told the semi-official Sudan Media Center (SMC) that the visit comes in implementation of bilateral agreements to increase production of South Sudan’s oil fields.
Earlier this month, a Sudanese delegation visited Juba to discuss (…)


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Sacked S. Sudan oil entity workers demand reinstatement

June 12, 2018 (WAU) – More than 20 former staff of South Sudan’s oil company (Nilepet) are demanding that they be reinstated to work.
The staff, mainly working at the depot, were sacked last week.
Nilepet management, in a letter Sudan Tribune obtained, instructed the staff to stay home until a “refinery kicks off soon as scheduled”.
Emmanuel Deng Gordon, a Nilepet supervisor of a retail outlet who was also served with the letter, suspects nepotism at the oil entity.
“He [branch manager] has (…)


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Sudan to receive second batch of U.S. oil equipment

May 13, 2018 (KHARTOUM) Sudan’s Ministry of Oil and Gas said it would receive the second batch of oil pieces of equipment from the U.S. Baker Hughes during the next few days.
Baker Hughes is an international industrial service company and one of the world’s largest oilfield services companies.
The semi-official Sudan Media Center (SMC) has quoted the State Minister of Oil Saad al-Din Al-Bushra as saying the new equipments would be used at Rawat, bloc 17 and Tobi oil fields.
He pointed out (…)


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S. Sudan’s Petroleum minister woes foreign investors

May 10, 2018 (LONDON) – South Sudan’s oil facilities are secure and investors should not be deterred, the country’s Petroleum minister, Ezekiel Lol Gatkouth told delegates attending the Africa Oil and Power Investment Forum in London Thursday.
“Leave it [politics] to the politicians,” said the minister, while addressing the forum, adding, “When you come to South Sudan, you need to be a pure company that doesn’t have a hidden agenda.”
Gatkuoth said the government has kept the country’s oil (…)


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Rights body wants U.S sanctions imposed on South Sudanese oil entities implemented

April 5, 2018 (KAMPALA)-The Centre for Peace and Justice (CPJ) has called on the Organization for Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to implement recent sanctions imposed by the United State government on South Sudan oil sectors accused of alleged involvement in massive corruptions and using oil to fund war.
CPJ’s Executive Director Tito Anthony told Sudan Tribune on Thursday that it is important for the global marketing body (OPEC) to implement the US sanctions on oil companies (…)


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South Sudan denies using oil money to fund ongoing civil war

March 6, 2018 (JUBA) – The South Sudanese government has rejected claims that the top leadership diverted millions of dollars from the national oil company to finance the ongoing civil war.
The campaign group, Global Witness, in a new investigative report, implicated the leadership in South Sudan is using oil revenues from Nile Petroleum Corporation – NilePet, the national Oil & Gas Corporation of South Sudan to fuel the conflict, now in its fifth year.
But South Sudan’s information (…)


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South Sudan accepts to pay Sudan’s $262 million oil debt

November 4, 2017 (JUBA) – South Sudan government says it will pay the pay $262 million demanded for transfer of oil through Sudan’s territory.
“It was agreed that the government of South Sudan should pay off the outstanding arrears which were not paid,” South Sudan’s information minister, Michael Makuei Lueth was quoted saying.
He added, “We want to avoid renegotiating the existing oil deal.”
South Sudan got the lion’s share of the oil when it split from Sudan in July 2011 after a referendum, (…)


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South Sudan accepts to pay Sudan’s $262 million oil debt

November 4, 2017 (JUBA) – South Sudan government says it will pay the pay $262 million demanded for transfer of oil through Sudan’s territory.
“It was agreed that the government of South Sudan should pay off the outstanding arrears which were not paid,” South Sudan’s information minister, Michael Makuei Lueth was quoted saying.
He added, “We want to avoid renegotiating the existing oil deal.”
South Sudan got the lion’s share of the oil when it split from Sudan in July 2011 after a referendum, (…)


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South Sudan urged to establish oil research institute

October 12, 2017 (JUBA) – A Sudanese official has advised the South Sudan government to form a unit for research so that people are trained on oil-related matters.
Sallah Hassan, an advisor in Sudan’s Petroleum ministry, said the oil sector will prosper with a research and development institute in place.
“So you should start the unit of research to attract young good people from the university, put them on training and let them start research and development for future production,” said (…)


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