Home | News    Tuesday 3 December 2013

Sudan says oil production is at 150,000 bpd


December 2, 2013 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan is currently producing around 150,000 barrels per day (bpd) but security situation in some oil fields is posing challenges, oil minister Awad al-Jaz said today.

JPEG - 32.1 kb
Sudan Oil Minister Awad Al Jazz speaks during a news conference June 14, 2013 (REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah)

In a statement before the national assembly, al-Jaz said that the ministry’s goal is to bring oil production to 260,000 bpd and boost natural gas reserves to 1 trillion cubic feet of which 56% are recoverable in blocks 2, 4 and 6.

Last month, al-Jaz told Reuters that Sudan will auction five oil blocks in December.

Sudan is believed to have been producing 140,000 bpd for most of 2013 and was pushing hard to reach 150,000 bpd since last year.

The minister pointed out that the shortage in foreign currency and reluctance of the finance ministry to fulfill Sudan’s obligations towards its partners in the oil sector had a negative impact on the performance of companies in the petroleum sector.

Al-Jaz also noted that economic sanctions blocked Sudan’s access to equipments and modern technologies including software.

He stressed that his ministry aims to Sudanize employment in the oil sector, and emphasized that they are adopting policies aimed at increasing production rates by expanding exploration and monitoring its progress.

The top energy official said that this strategy dashed the hopes of those who had their eyes set on dealing a blow to the nation’s economy in light of the secession of South Sudan in July 2011.

Prior to the country’s breakup, Sudan produced close to 500,000 barrels but the south held more than three quarters of the oil reserves.


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.
  • 3 December 2013 07:31, by Jalaby

    Right, Sudan failed to fulfill its commitment to oil investment companies and stopped paying its debt to them hence they stopped expanding their investment and increases the oil production,it supposed to be around 180k bpd now.
    The good news that these companies resumed its investment after Sudan is now paying its debt to them from the south oil pipeline fees.

    repondre message

    • 3 December 2013 07:39, by Jalaby

      Sufian oil field in eastern Darfour will soon enter the production cycle with 10k bpd.
      At least Sudan needs for two years till becomes fully sufficient from its internal oil usage and then exporting the oil surplus.

      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

Al-Bashir’s decree fell short of Sudan’s demands 2014-04-17 09:57:38 By Mahmoud A. Suleiman Ampril 16, 2014 - This article comes against the backdrop of the Decree number 158 of 2014 passed by the National Congress Party (NCP) president Marshal Omer Hassan Ahmed (...)

Why hiring a lawyer if you can buy a judge 2014-04-17 09:11:43 By Dong Samuel Luak April 16, 2014 - Many people in South Sudan are asking, how long did it take President Salva Kiir to plan all this tragedy befalling our young country now? Recruitment, (...)

Abyei: Peace cannot be achieved through partial solutions 2014-04-16 06:23:14 By Maiwen Dot Phoet April 15, 2014 - Over the past month, reports received from sources on the ground in Abyei confirm the withdrawal of soldiers affiliated with South Sudan’s army and police (...)



Latest Press Releases

Letter to the South Sudanese government on the ratification of the African Charter 2014-04-16 06:24:18 Letter to the Government of South Sudan on the ratification of the African Charter H.E. Salva Kiir Mayardit President of the Republic of South Sudan Juba, South Sudan CC: Dr. Barnaba Benjamin (...)

In Sudan, at least 26,000 primary school children risk repeating an entire school year 2014-03-21 08:42:00 UNICEF SUDAN PRESS RELEASE In Sudan, at least 26,000 primary school children risk repeating an entire school year Khartoum, 20 March 2014 --- Primary school-aged children in Sudan are in (...)

Civil society groups call on AUPSC to support holistic peace in Sudan 2014-03-11 07:22:46 An Open Letter from Sudanese Civil Society Addressing the Meeting of the African Union Peace and Security Council (PSC) on the Humanitarian and Political Crises in Sudan H.E. President Thabo (...)


Copyright © 2003-2014 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.