South Sudan officially resumed oil production at the Unity Oilfields in the Unity State, on Monday.
The oil field is now producing 35,000 barrels per day (bpd) which is comprised of 15,000 bpd from the Unity Oilfields and 20,000 bpd from the Toma South Oilfields.
Oil production in Unity State was halted in 2013 following the outbreak of the ongoing civil war, which badly damaged the country’s oil infrastructure.
“By the end of 2019, the production at Toma South and Unity oilfields of Block 1,2 and 4 will increase to 70,000 barrels a day,” said South Sudan’s Minister of Petroleum and Mining, Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth, while attending the inauguration ceremony at Unity Oil Fields with his counterpart, Minister Azhari A. Abdallah.
Minister Abdallah affirmed that Sudan would continue to cooperate with South Sudan in operating the remaining oil wells.
“We promise that this is going to be on stream and we can expect the production to increase,” Minister Abdallah said.
The South Sudanese oil is currently sold at $61/barrel.