|OIL AND GAS
Korean, Emirates and Sudanese Companies Declare Desire to Invest at Oil Field in Sudan
April 17, 2017
The Minister of Oil and Gas, Dr. Mohamed Zayed Awad, has welcomed the desire of a number of companies to invest at the oil, gas and petroleum services in the field of down stream.
This came when the minister received in his office Sunday a delegation of the South Korean Khan Company, AXID Company of the United Arab Emirates and the Sudanese Golden Square Company which are operating in joint coordination in a number of fields at the Gulf States, Sudan and other countries.
The minister has briefed the delegation"...
Nigeria: Shell admits to paying bribes to former petroleum minister
April 11, 2017
Two anti- corruption charities, finance uncovered and Global witness, have published what they claim is an evidence proving that global giant, shell knowingly took part of a bribery scheme to acquire a valuable offshore oil block in Nigeria.
In 2011 shell, along with Italian oil firm Eni, paid US$1.3bn to the Nigerian government for the block, Oil Prospecting Licence.
South Sudan’s perilous oil fields
April 9, 2017
It was on the evening of March 19 when, in the Gumry oil field in South Sudan’s northern Upper Nile region, opposition forces abducted Ayaaz Hussein Jamali while he was on a routine job. They opened fire and killed the 26-year-old Pakistani engineer’s driver, operator and guard. He pleaded with the rebels not to kill them. But they told him, “It’s part of war,” before bundling him into a vehicle and driving away into the jungle.
Electricity blackout in South Kordofan capital
April 6, 2017
An ongoing electricity blackout has thrown daily life into disarray in Kadugli capital of South Kordofan. Hospitals, state and public institutions, and water supplies are disrupted, and the city is in total darkness at night.
An employee in Kadugli told Radio Dabanga on Monday that in addition to the power cuts, the city is also experiencing another fuel crisis and a rise of consumer goods prices.
South Sudan finance minister admits oil exports drop
April 6, 2017
South Sudan’s oil production has significantly dropped in recent months due to lack of new investment in the oil sector, according to a government official.
Finance Minister Stephen Dhieu Dau said in a press conference in Juba on Monday that the production has gone down from 160,000 barrels per day to 130,000 barrels.
He also attributed the drop to the ongoing"...
Decree appointing Bakheet Abdullah as Undersecretary for Oil Ministry
April 5, 2017
First Vice President of the Republic, Prime Minister of the National Council of Ministers Lt. Gen. Bakri Hassan Salih has issued a decree appointing Engineer Bakheet Ahmed Abdullah as the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Oil and Gas.
Engineer Abdullah graduated from Asyut University of Egypt in 1986, specializing in Petroleum Geology.
His first work station was the project of oil extraction and exploitation in the field of Abu-Jabra and then the Sudanese Petroleum Corporation of the General Directorate of Oil Exploration and Production, Sudapet Company Ltd, White Nile Petroleum Operations...
South Sudan finance minister says oil exploration will increase production
April 4, 2017
After an expected decline that followed consecutive months of a flat production rate in oil production, South Sudanese Finance Minister, Stephen Dhieu Dau, said the oil exploration would increase production.
“The exploration will increase production because there is no new drilling and production has dropped, it comes down to around 130,000 barrels. To my knowledge today, we are below 130,000 -maybe 120,000 or 125,000 barrels per day,”"...
Nigeria oil tanker truck drivers on nationwide strike
April 4, 2017
Nigerian oil tanker truck drivers have commenced a nationwide strike action Monday over poor working conditions.
The Petroleum Tanker Drivers Association (PTD) of the main Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) instructed members on Sunday not to work indefinitely from April 3.
Among the reasons for the strike are low wages, poor roads, harassment by security officials and risk"...
Dr. Tony Andrews, Canadian Geologist: Mining in Sudan is Very Deep-rooted in History
April 3, 2017
Sudan Vision interviewed the Canadian geologist, Principal, Centre for Responsible Mineral Development, Dr. Tony Andrews who visited Sudan to take part in the
International Mining Forum and Exhibition held in the period from 27 -29 March 2017, organized by the Ministry of Mining. Sudan Vision seized the opportunity and conducted a brief interview with him in a full text to be published in the coming days. He tackled mining in Sudan and how to develop"...
Global-IP Announces the Selection of SpaceX to Launch its 150 Gbps GiSAT-1
April 3, 2017
Global-IP Cayman, the innovative satellite communications company with the mission to bring cost-effective Internet and related value-added services to Sub-Saharan Africa, announced today it has signed a launch services agreement with Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (“SpaceX”) for its first communication satellite GiSAT-1. GiSAT-1 is a High-Throughput Satellite (“HTS”) with 150 Gbps of capacity, currently under construction by The Boeing Company.