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South Sudan oil pumping tests to be conducted soon: official


Sudanese repair crew work at the Heglig oil facility on May 2, 2012 (Photo Getty)
August 17, 2018 (JUBA) - Oil workers are finalizing the reparation and maintenance works of oil wells and they plan to carry out tests for oil pumping by the end of the month, announced the government on Friday.

Last July, South Sudanese Oil Minister Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth announced the resumption of oil production on 2 September from the Unity wells and vowed that by the end of the year, the production of all the remaining wells will be at its maximum capacity.

In a press briefing after the weekly council of ministers meeting, the deputy information minister Lily Albino Akol told reporters that the cabinet was briefed on the progress achieved in the works in the Unity region before to resume oil production within two weeks.

Akol further added that the production testing process will begin on 26 August.

"Our crude oil will be tested which means it will be pumped through the pipelines,” she stressed.

The engineers are expected to conduct injection tests to establish the rate and pressure at which oil can be pumped based on the amount of production that a pumping well is capable of flowing.

The deputy government spokesperson further announced that Gatkuoth and his Sudanese counterpart Azhari Abdel-Gader will travel to Toma oil field to attend the exercise, adding that oil will be pumped to Port Sudan through Heglig.

On June 27, South Sudanese parties signed the Khartoum Declaration of Agreement, where they committed themselves to a permanent ceasefire and pledged to finalize a deal on the pending issues in the governance chapter of the 2015 peace agreement.

The declaration provides to resume immediately in collaboration with the Sudanese government the rehabilitation of the damaged oil installations in the Unity region, Blocks 1,2, 4 and 5.


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  • 18 August 2018 10:16, by South South

    Our country is moving ahead as we plan. Cirillo came back to peace alone and he is now part of peace negotiation in Khartoum. He was very a little when he refused to sign peace deal. Anyway, he just see the truth alone. Welcome back to the peace negotiation Thomas Cirillo.

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  • 18 August 2018 12:58, by jubaone

    South South
    Bullshit. Only bcuz IO, SSOA all stood their ground, was the jienges forced to return to reasonable peace negotiations. Otherwise, the Kiirminal and his jienges would just go ahead with the Tabanists. Things will never be the same again. Either jienges concede to common sense or war will continue. That simple.

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    • 18 August 2018 13:45, by South South


      Which war you are talking about? Ask your thief uncle, Thomas Cirillo, why he is hiding in Ethiopia? 32 states are staying, Kiir will be your president, SPLA will be your army and more importantly, we will be telling you what do and what not to do, you get it monkey?

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      • 18 August 2018 14:25, by jubaone

        South South
        Scoundrels like you were talking hard on why Riak must be under house arrest in SA. Today you are begging him as usual to sign the deal. That is not different from Gen Cirillo or SSOA. The jienge republic is dying a slow 🐌 jienge death 💀. If you can’t organize your states only people like Gen Cirillo will dress you up. Aryan jienge

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        • 18 August 2018 14:31, by South South


          Remember this very well. It’s 32 states and Kiir, only and one only we will have in South Sudan. Monkey like you and your thief uncle, Cirillo will come back to Juba with his feet on his shoulders. Do you know what that means?

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          • 18 August 2018 14:42, by jubaone

            South South
            You jienge coward. Last time you talked shit about Riak, now like a jilted woman you now praise him and desperately want him. That is not different with Gen Cirillo. With impeccable military record, he will clean up the army from jienge filth and village thugs. He will also clean up Juba from idle jienges. Prepare your way out of Juba jienge.

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            • 18 August 2018 15:12, by South South


              Riak is coming back to Juba to be second man after Kiir, that’s ok, thief Cirillo, he has no room in South Sudan.

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              • 18 August 2018 21:23, by jubaone

                South South
                Losers and liars often sway in their reasoning. Especially jienges who change sides like a pissing bull on the run. Stay consistent ya jienge juronit.

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                • 18 August 2018 22:11, by jubaone

                  South South
                  32 states whose financial status in such a bankrupt jienge "voodoo economy", is not certain but also not sustainable. In the end, the IBC will go for either 21 states (former districts from 1.1.1956),or 10 states. The kiirminal and his jienges can stuff the 32 states down their throats.

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