South Sudan is in the midst of reviving its oil production and has restarted production in the Unity region. According to a Bloomberg News report, 16 wells have been restarted. The 16 wells had been shut in since 2013.
These wells were brought back online thanks to the joint efforts by the two Sudan’s efforts to secure facilities. The sector is vital to both Sudan’s economies; South Sudanese production passes through pipelines on Sudanese territory and Khartoum draws significant transit costs.
South Sudan produces about 150,000 bpd and aims to double that capacity by the end of this year.
Source: Petroleum Africa