All oil production in Sudan and South Sudan comes from the Melut and Muglad basins that straddle the two countries’ border. But most of the oil is on South Sudan’s side. Since South Sudan split in mid-2011 all of rump Sudan output has been from five Muglad Basin blocks: 2A, 2B, 4, 6 and 17 (see table, and map MEES, 16 March).

Sudan’s current production is split between two blends: Nile Blend (34°API, 0.06% sulfur) and the highly acidic Fula. The fields are linked by a 200,000 b/d, 28” pipeline to the Al Jaili refinery north of Khartoum and to Port Sudan. For 2017 exports were just 32,000 b/d, with India taking 19,000 b/d and China 13,000 b/d. (CONTINUED - 594 WORDS)