Overview of IOCs in South Sudan

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Foreign oil companies, especially Asian companies, dominate the oil sector in South Sudan. The China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), India's Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) and Malaysia's Petronas hold the largest stakes in the biggest consortia in South Sudan: the Greater Nile Petroleum Operating Company (GNPOC), Petrodar, and the White Nile Petroleum Operating Company (WNPOC). France's Total also leads a consortium that controls Block B in South Sudan.[1]

Sudanese state-owned oil company Sudapet held shares in South Sudan's oil fields until November 2011, four months after South Sudan's secession, when President Salva Kiir of South Sudan issued an order divesting Sudapet of its shares and transferring them to Nilepet, South Sudan's state-owned firm.[2]

Oil company consortia

Greater Nile Petroleum Operating Company (GNPOC)

GNPOC is a consortium of CNPC (40 percent), Petronas (30 percent), ONGC (25 percent) and Nilepet (5 percent)[3][4]

  • Controls blocks 1, 2 and 4,[3] known collectively as the Greater Nile Oil Project and split between the two Sudans[5]

Petrodar

Petrodar is a consortium of CNPC (41 percent), Petronas (40 percent), Nilepet (8 percent), Sinopec (6 percent), and Tri-Ocean Energy of Kuwait (5 percent)[3][4]

  • Controls blocks 3, 7[3] in South Sudan[5]

White Nile Petroleum Operating Company (WNPOC)

WNPOC-1 is a consortium of Petronas (67.88 percent), ONGC (24.125 percent) and Nilepet (7 percent)[3][4]

  • Controls Block 5A[3] in South Sudan[5]

WNPOC-2 is a consortium of Petronas (39 percent), Lundin (24.5 percent), ONGC (23.5%), Nilepet (13 percent), and 10% awarded to GOSS with the consortium's composition to be renegotiated

  • Controls Block 5B[3] in South Sudan[6]

WNPOC-3 is a consortium of Petronas (77 percent), Sudapet (15 percent), and Hi Tech (8%)

  • Controls Block 8[3] in Sudan[7]

Total

Total (32.5%) leads a consortium that includes Kufpec (27.5%), Nilepet (10%), GOSS (10%), with 20% open[3][4]

  • Controls Block B in South Sudan

CNPCIS

CNPC (95%) leads a consortium that includes Sudapet (5%)

  • Controls Block 6[3] in South Sudan[6]

References

  1. "IMPLEMENTING CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IN SOUTH SUDAN" Integrity Research and Consultancy, October 2011.
  2. "South Sudan And Sudan At Loggerheads Over Oil" African Spotlight, 22 November 2011.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 "Sudan Oil Block Map" European Coalition on Oil in Sudan, Retrieved 18 July 2011.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 "Sudan accuses south of seizing Sudapet’s shares" Sudan Tribune, 17 November 2011.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 "Sudan and South Sudan" EIA Country Analysis Briefs, 19 March 2012.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Sudan and South Sudan Oil Pipeline Map" European External Action Service, 24 April 2012.
  7. "Sudan International Onshore/Offshore Bid Round 2012" Oil Exploration and Production Authority (OEPA), Retrieved 7 June 2012.