Is South Sudan’s fledging industry recovering?

Oil Review Africa | Sep 8, 2021 at 11:43 AM
  • In South Sudan, first oil was discovered in the late 1970s when U.S. Chevron made major finds in Western Upper Nile in what is now Block 1, near Bentiu, and developed the Muglad Basin where they found two huge oilfields, Unity and Heglig, both in the South.
  • South Sudan – currently producing an estimated 150,000-170,000 bpd (from about 700 wells) – aims to boost output to 250,000 bpd by late 2021 when more of shuttered oilfields reopen and investments are directed towards exploration of existing and potential new blocks.
  • Petroleum geologists are confident of finding more oil-gas reserves in South Sudan basins.