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Russian oil firm to explore 4 oil blocks in South Sudan: minister


November 20, 2018 (JUBA) - Russian oil firm Gazprom Neft on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding with South Sudanese government to explore four oil blocks, in the east African country.

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A worker at the power plant of an oil processing facility in South Sudan’s Unity state on 22 April 2012 (Photo: Reuters)

The deal was announced by South Sudan’s Petroleum Minister Ezekiel Lul Gatkuoth, as South Sudan’s oil conference started Tuesday with the participation of oil firms and investors from the region.

Minister Gatkuoth who was last October in Moscow told Reuters that the Gazprom was awaiting more information on the blocks from his ministry before starting exploration.

Gazprom Neft is the third largest oil producer in Russia. Also, it operates in Angola, Belarus, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Venezuela, Iraq, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Romania, Serbia, Tajikistan and Estonia.

Last October, South Sudanese oil minister signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Russian JSC Zarubezhneft to explore the country’s open acreage and trading, as well as implement enhanced oil recovery technology and other maintenance programs.

In July 2018, the South Sudanese oil minister pledged to attract new investors when the French Total oil company decide to quit its oil concessions in Jonglei State after failing to strike a deal with the government.

The formerly known as Block B, which had been held by Total, was split into three parts in 2012. of the three was awarded to the Nigerian oil company, Oranto Petroleum.


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  • 21 November 2018 01:11, by South South

    We need to see real development in our after as peace is cemented by our government and IO. Oil money from now should go to schools, hospitals, roads and agriculture. Of course, our army should be more stronger than before to keep away enemies of our country.

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    • 21 November 2018 07:05, by Midit Mitot

      Lol Gatkuoth be serious please! we don,t need corrupt government this time, open the way for South Sudanese technical people to work instead of unlearned relatives.

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      • 21 November 2018 07:52, by Pakuai

        Midit Mitot,
        Lul Gatkuoth is just another ’Nuer ke nyantoc loser’ he used to claim that he was anyone who knows anything than others. And here is, just another fool. Our Nuers ke nyantoc often claim to own the oil fields in the former unity state. But the reality set in that over 90% of all oil fields even the untapped oil fields here in Jongei are in the Dinkas/Jaangs countries>>>

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        • 21 November 2018 07:59, by Pakuai

          but as always, our ’Nuers ke nyantoc believe in their eyes’, and magic and magicians let their balls carried them away. But their Riek Machar magician isn’t going to ball again with our country & our people. The Owners are taken back their country.

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          • 21 November 2018 08:10, by Pakuai

            South Sudan can trade with any country one earth including devil. Russia federation included. A few days ago it was the so-called Nigeria: http://c.newsnow.co.uk/A/962858285?-21266:8599
            And today’s is Russia----"so-called socialists & communists" REDS are going to trade with South Sudan & the South Sudanese people?!! Here we go. Good luck though. All these old histories are behind us>>>

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            • 21 November 2018 08:15, by Pakuai

              but there are some evils in the US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their evil juus (so-called israelis), their gulf Arab states’ paymasters who and some of their creepy allies in between who have been living their evil lives on the others and the evils don’t seem to understand anything at all. But the evils are going to shown their right place once and for all, *jail or ocean*>>>

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              • 21 November 2018 08:20, by Pakuai

                Fellows, game is over. I always tell most of our lowly informed fools that their US, their English people, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their evil juus (so-called israelis), their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, their gulf Arab states paymasters and some of their creepy allies in between that so-called allies are not our allies, they are our enemies>>>

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                • 21 November 2018 08:25, by Pakuai

                  but we were seriously rebuked that "we were just little boys with some bad attitudes towards white people" Anyway, there will not again be any damn evil white Americans, English person, an evil juus (so-called israelis), their damned UN, their sleazy NGOs, their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, their Abeshas (so-called ethiopians), some Bantus,>>>

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                  • 21 November 2018 08:32, by Pakuai

                    in central Kenya and some their of their allies in between we don’t want here in our country, reasons, pure HATRED & RACISM. I am the one who will help bomb Eastern Jerusalem, and give it Palestinians Arabs. We are going to get back our Gambella region by force. Our North Sudan and Southern Egypt. There will not be mighty US army, France, the UK if the evils have any base>>>>

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                    • 21 November 2018 08:41, by Pakuai

                      in Djibouti into ’red sea’ before we bomb them to ’Yemen & Saudi Arabia’ and to near oblivion. My lowly informed South Sudanese fools, we are here. I have always link these links: https://www.britannica.com/topic/Opium-Wars

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                      • 21 November 2018 08:48, by Games

                        Calm down, Dinka lands have got nothing. Nuer have oil and Equatoria have fertile land, timber and minerals. If you Dinka have resources in Dinka land, you shouldn’t even worry about taken others people lands and displaced others from their beautiful land. The obviously reasons of controversy of 32 states and grabbing others people lands are because you have nothing at your home.

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                        • 21 November 2018 10:52, by South South

                          This is very stupid talk from you as a person, shut up. We are preparing for peace.

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                          • 21 November 2018 12:38, by Games

                            South South
                            I am nationalism man, but if some people cross the line like Pukuai.. We can’t just pretending it, it doesn’t happened and keep quiet. Someone like me has to say something to those who thinks that others are not important in this country. Yes more Dinka compare to others died in the the long Civil War than any tribes, but it didn’t give some Dinka reasons to abuse the others

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                        • 21 November 2018 11:45, by Khent


                          Where did you get the idea that the oil is concentrated in Nuer territory? The Nuer areas don’t produce even 15% of South Sudan’s oil production. I schooled people on precisely this delusion, but you’re free to contest this, if you think you’ve got a snowball’s chance in Hades of pulling it off.

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                          • 21 November 2018 11:46, by Khent

                            Paloich is the most important oilfield in South Sudan and it’s in Dinka territory. How important is it? Well, even prior to the war Paloich produced 80% of our Nation’s oil. The oilfields in Upper Nile and Unity are overwhelmingly in Dinka territory. Adar-Yale (in Maban territory) is the rare exception.

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                      • 21 November 2018 09:04, by Pakuai

                        "one country, two systems" My fellow South Sudanese fools. The Dinkas/Monyjiengs of the Sudan have never ever been colonized by any evils on earth. In fact, the evils who almost colonized our country & our people were the ’Ottomans’ who almost & our country colonize our people. *Winston Churchill was an English propagandist*>>>

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                        • 21 November 2018 09:19, by Games

                          How the Christianity missionaries reached your that little Shit poor land, if the European didn’t get there and colonized you. Even Nuer, which are the one of the brave tribe in South Sudan were colonized by Europeans, but defeated Europeans later through the course of war.

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      • 21 November 2018 08:56, by EYE SEE

        Lol Nyakier is a plunder. South Sudan people are tired of incompetent leadership. We do not want Rassia to explore our oil.

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        • 21 November 2018 09:10, by Games

          Eye See
          Tell people of whom you are prefer to explore the oil. Business is a business and you can do it with anyone as long you both are agreed with the deals and happy.

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  • 21 November 2018 08:51, by Games

    As you are obviously stated that there oil in the Junglei State. Why it taken so long to digging it..

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  • 21 November 2018 08:58, by Games

    South Sudan is our country and it doesn’t matter of where the resources are located, all the resources in this country are belong to all 64 tribes. Many Dinka more than others have had died in the long Civil War and they died for all of us. So if some people like Pukuai/Slaves, trying to fuck up the history than we will all fuck it up.

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    • 21 November 2018 09:10, by Pakuai

      "Russian oil firm to explore 4 oil blocks in South Sudan: minister"
      We know you fools than you lowly informed fool think you know us. Our ’ke nyantoc’ the owners are here. our leaders have let our guards downs. There was not even a singe refinery>

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      • 21 November 2018 09:16, by Pakuai

        built in South Sudan, all the refineries were built in North Sudan. Mr. Games, the owners are here, ’us the Dinkas/Jaangs’ of the Sudan. You Nuers losers thing that you would be employed again by our enemies like what they did in ’1990th to 2005’ But these days, that is not gonna happen under the sun. In fact, the opposite is going to be true>>>>

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        • 21 November 2018 09:23, by Pakuai

          Mr. Games,
          I am the one who will bomb Eastern Jerusalem and give to the owners, Palestinians. Your North Sudan will not be here chap. If you have any rub bush *South Sudan, Kenya and South Africa* then remove it chap. We are going to occupy Kenya, kill all the evils out in central Rental Kenya. We have informed you fools that we are way well ahead of the evils>>>

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