Jan 2016: ONGC has been offered 3 blocks (8, 15 and 24). Sudan lost 75% of its oil revenue when South Sudan seceded in 2011 and currently produces around 100,000 bbls per day. ONGC has also been offered a stake in Block 17, producing 7,000 bbls per day and operated by Star Oil. ONGC already has 25% in Blocks 1, 2, and 4, which produce a total of 50,000 bbls per day.
No significant news in 2015.
No significant news in 2014.
Nov 2013: Sudan plans to auction 5 oil blocks in December in a bid round including 3 offshore and 2 onshore blocks. The country awarded 9 blocks in 2012 to consortiums formed by companies from Canada, Brazil and the Middle East.
Apr 2013: The border crossing linking South Sudan's oil producing Unity state to Sudan (North)'s Heglig oil field will re-open. The 60,000 bbls per day Heglig field was a scene of clashes in April last year after South Sudanese troops briefly occupied it. South Sudan's 350,000 bbls per day production was suspended but was restarted through Sudanese (North) pipelines in April 2013. Oil is expected to reach global markets in May.
Dec 2012: Sudan will boost its oil production by 10,000 bbls a day when the Hadida field in Block 6, operated by Petro Energy, comes on stream. Sudan, which lost three quarters of its oil output when South Sudan seceded from it in July 2011, is producing 120,000 bbls per day and plans to reach 150,000 bpd by year-end. A 150 km pipeline has been built to link it to the supply network in Balila in South Kordofan state.