Africa Oil & Gas: South Sudan Ministry of Petroleum launches open tender for petroleum audit

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South Sudan oil

South Sudan’s Ministry  of Petroleum invites companies to bid on a public tender to perform the audit and produce a 2017 audit report on the industry. Continue reading

Africa Oil & Gas: South Sudan To Almost Double Crude Output By December

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South Sudan to drill 30 new wells this year

South Sudan expects to drill 30 new wells this year and almost double the current oil output to 200,000 barrels a day, the petroleum minister said Monday, quoted by Reuters. Continue reading

Africa Oil & Gas: “Total Asks to Revisit Oil-Blocks,” South Sudan Minister Says

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South Sudan Petroleum Minister Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth

(Bloomberg) – Total SA approached South Sudan about developing two of its biggest oil blocks after previous talks on the fields collapsed, according to the African nation’s petroleum minister. Continue reading

Africa Oil & Gas: South Sudan rebels say seize four oil workers, demand firm’s exit

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South Sudan Rebels

South Sudanese rebels said on Monday they had kidnapped four oil workers including a Pakistani national, in a bid to force their Chinese and Malaysian consortium to leave the country. Continue reading

Africa Oil & Gas: “Insecurity and conflict still hampering South Sudan’s oil” – Petroleum Economist reports

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South Sudan oil

Heavily in debt and still suffering ruinous violence, South Sudan desperately needs to lift oil production and has bright hopes to send exports to neighbouring Ethiopia. The government in Juba has even suggested that output could reach 0.5m barrels a day, the level it says it was pumping before civil war broke out in 2013. Continue reading