CNPC Operations in Sudan

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In 1995 the state owned China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) bought Block 6. The following year the rights to Blocks 1, 2 and 4 were purchased by the Greater Nile Petroleum Operating Company (GNPOC), a consortium led by CNPC. In 2003 CNPC bought a commanding share in the Petrodar Operating Company (PDOC), thereby also controlling the rights to exploitation across much of Upper Nile.[1]

CNPC's oil and gas businesses in Sudan mainly include the projects of Block 1/2/4, Block 3/7, Block 6, Block 15, the Khartoum Refinery, Khartoum Chemical I Co. Ltd. and the petrochemical trade, covering oil and gas exploration, development, production, storage and transportation, refining and chemicals and sales of refined products. [2]

CNPC provides technical services in Sudan, including geophysical prospecting, well drilling, logging and formation testing, as well as engineering construction.[2]

CSR Operations in Sudan

Highlights from the CNPC website of their CSR activities in Sudan include: By the end of 2006, CNPC had invested over US$ 30 million in Sudan to support public welfare and over 1.5 million local people have directly benefited as a result. Providing financial support to build the KRC Friendship Hospital, Fula Friendship Hospital, Heglig Hospital and Palouge Friendship Hospital. Investing over US$ 300,000 in building a primary school for the children of its Sudanese employees, which has an area of 1,024 square meters. [2]


  1. "Implementing corporate social responsibility in South Sudan" Integrity Research, October 2011.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "CNPC in Sudan" CNPC official site, Retrieved 7 June 2012.