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Sudan Minister of Energy and Mining to Attend South Sudan Oil & Power 2019

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

In a bid to further strengthen ties with South Sudan, Sudan’s Minister of Energy and Mining, Adel Ali Ibrahim, will attend the upcoming South Sudan Oil and Power (SSOP) 2019 conference, taking place at the Crown Hotel in Juba, on October 29-30.

The Minister will meet with his counterpart Minister Awow Daniel Chuang to discuss the resumption of production at Block 5A. Operated by Sudd Petroleum Operating Company, it has the potential to produce up to 60,000 barrels per day, while increasing production on other fields.

The Ministers will also discuss oil infrastructure, including logistics corridors between the two countries, and shared pipelines and processing facilities.

“The resumption of Block 5A will happen very soon. We are currently in negotiations with Sudan regarding pipeline agreements to export crude from this block. South Sudan does not currently have its own pipeline and we are contingent on this before production resumes,” said Arkangelo Okwang Ojok, Director General of Training, Planning and Research for the Ministry of Petroleum, at last week’s AOP 2019 conference.

Sudan has been instrumental in brokering the most recent peace deal in South Sudan. It’s recently sworn-in Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok travelled to the country’s southerly neighbour in September to meet with President Salva Kiir to back a new peace roadmap.

While focussing on ramping up its oil industry, South Sudan is recovering its position as a major African producer. The country is actively creating a favorable investment climate through high-level discussions with energy leaders, ministries and companies at the SSOP 2019 conference, produced by Africa Oil & Power.

Under the theme ‘Focus on Finance’ SSOP 2019 is set to explore the challenges and means of financing projects, attracting new investment and investing in facilities. In addition to finance, the conference will examine community development, environmental issues and oilfield technology.

Minister Chuang will also announce the 2020 oil and gas licensing round at SSOP 2019, which will include dates, requirements and other tender details.

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