South Sudan’s oil production plunged in 2013 as war shut down facilities across its northern oilfields. Of South Sudan’s three operating consortia today only one, Dar Petroleum Operating Company, is producing significant volumes of oil. As the Sudd and Greater Pioneer operating companies prepare to restart production after almost four years, our panel examines the crucial role that security has played in shaping the business environment in South Sudan. How have companies continued to operate in challenging cities and field locations? What security measures have been put in place to mitigate the insecurity? And how can the private and public sectors coordinate to improve the security situation and allow producers and new explorers to begin work? Our expert panel at South Sudan Oil & Power delved into these questions and more.
The Oil and Gas Master Plan will include provisions for the exploration, production and monetization of the country’s natural gas reserves.