Greater Pioneer Operating Company

Greater Pioneer Operating Company is the descendent of the Greater Nile Petroleum Operating Company, which operates in the oil rich border area with Sudan. The joint venture was created to handle investment in Block 1A and Block 1B, which contain the Unity Field. The GPOC consortium consists of CNPC (40 percent), Petronas (30 percent), ONGC Videsh (25 percent) and Nilepet (5 percent). The area has a production capacity of 38,000 barrels per day of high-quality Nile Blend, though the operations are currently shut down.