The Sudan National Petroleum Corporation (Sudapet) has announced plans to increase the country’s oil production by 3,000 barrels per day (bpd) from the al-Rawat oilfield in White Nile state.
The new oil field – comprising seven wells – is expected to start operating in two weeks, and will boost domestic output to 64,000 bpd. The country also aims to add 20,000 bpd in 2021, pending approval of exploration funds from the Ministry of Finance.
The East African nation is seeking to increase current production to offset high fuel costs associated with importation. Prior to attaining independence from Sudan in 2011, South Sudan accounted for 73% of combined oil production between the two countries.