Nearly two weeks on from getting the go ahead from Southern Sudanese Minister of Petroleum and Mining Stephen Dhieu Dau to restart oil production in the landlocked south, state-owned ONGC has said it hopes to resume production from its southern fields in Blocks 1, 2 and 4 within the coming six months.

“There are still a lot of issues that need dealing with,” ONGC’s Sudan Country Manager Anil Bhandari tells MEES. “We will first look to settle these issues, but I think a restart will take a long time. Maybe five to six months,” he continued. (CONTINUED - 642 WORDS)