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Tuesday, 13 November 2018

S. Sudan Rivals Reconciliation and the re-Operating of Oilfields in a New Era

Since its secession in 2011; South Sudan had depended on oil as an essential resource for mobilizing its economy in the modern State. Oil revenues reached more than 97% where product are 350,000 barrels per day from Unity and Sarjath fields and to export to the East Asia States through the pipeline via Bashair at the Red sea state with  crossing fees  as an agreement between Sudan and south Sudan .
In December 2013, war is broken between Salva Kiir President of S. Sudan and his deputy, Dr. Riek Machar, that war affected negatively on the oil fields and the economy of the two countries. It prevented the south Sudan.

IGAD partners:

IGAD partners and as an initiative from President Omer Hassan Ahmed Al Bashir to host the two- week peace talks in Khartoum to enable the south Sudan rivals to sign peace agreement under the supervision of IGAD.

Re-operating of oil fields in S. Sudan:

These peace talks which started sessions in Khartoum last July and concluded in August resulted in re-operated oil fields in the S. Sudan. The joint declaration was signed by Sudanese minister Petroleum and Gas Engineer Azhari Abdulgadir, and Ezekiel Luwal Jatkuoth, minister of energy in S. Sudan.
Engineer Azhari stated stressed on pushing oil product forward. He pointed to that rehabilitation and maintaining of Unity oil field will start next July divided into three phases the northern fields of Tharjath expected to produce 100,000 barrels per day pointed to completion of rehabilitation processes in less than two months despite the rainy season. He pointed to that Aflaj field produces 127,000 barrels expects to increase to 170,000 barrels a day after re-operation.

Technical teams to production areas:

Minister of Petroleum and Gas said after the talks with S. Sudan delegate in Khartoum during the peace talks that technical teams expected to shift to the S. Sudan as soon as possible and preparing all the required needs to assist these teams to achieve their tasks , beside suppling of electricity to start oil production.

Continuation of S. Sudan oil increases Sudan revenues in hard currency:
According to (QNA); Minister of Petroleum and Gas declared that an agreement was signed to start oil product from the fields at borders between the two countries. He explained also in statements to the Sudanese Radio that the agreement came in the context of IGAD initiative to Khartoum host the peace talks supporting to realize peace in S. Sudan.

Reduction of Sudan oil production from 500,000 to 72,000

Sudan began producing oil in 1999 with a product of 500,000 which reduced to 72,000 barrels per day after the secession of the S. Sudan in 2011 where ¾ of oil fields.

From the Editor

Now there is a rapid movement to re-operate these oil wells and fields in S. Sudan after the signing of peace agreement recently between Sudan S. Sudan at the sideline of peace talks between Salva Kiir and Riek Machar in Khartoum. Ministers of oil in the two countries declared in a press conference to implement these agreements through technical mechanism. They pointed to that the production will start within two months late from June.