Licensed positions in Sudan

The International oil companies operating now in Sudan includes:
 
• Block  1,  2,  4,  Greater  Nile  Petroleum Operating Company (GNPOC). The  shareholders  are  CNPC  (40%), Petronas  (30%), (ONGC)  (25%)  and Sudapet (5%).
• Block  6,  China  National  Petroleum Company CNPC (95%) AND SUDAPET (5%).
• Block  5A,  the  shareholders  Petronas (68.876%),  OMV  AG  (26.125%)  and
Sudapet (5%).
• Block  3&7,  CNPC, 41%, PETRONAS 40%, THANI, 5%, GPC 6% and Sudapet 8%.
• Block  B,  Total  EXPLORATION  - Sudan, the shareholders are Total  Exploration  (32.5%),  Marathon
Petroleum  (32.5%),  Kuwait  Foreign Petroleum  Exploration  Co.  (25%)  and GPC (10%).
• Block  5B,  Petronas  (41%),  OMV (24.5%),  IPC  (24.5%)  and  Sudapet (10%).

The  Ministry  of  Energy  and  Mining  has adopted  the  block  system.  Since  1992, accordingly  the  Sudan  basins  were  divided into  a  number  of  blocks  based  on  the amount  of  geophysical,  geological  and drilling works done Fig (5) and table (2&3). Most of these blocks are free for contracting with any company or a group of companies, which are capable financially and technically to do the work. All data for the free blocks are available in the Sudan route.

Table (2) List of Sudanese blocks (March, 2003)
  Block Name
Sub-block
Area (SQ. KM)
 Operator
1
UNITY
1 (a)
7173.26  GNPOC
1 UNITY
1 (b)
 154.88  GNPOC
2
HEGLIG
 1 (a)
154.88
GNPOC
2 HEGLIG
 1 (b)
 8628.62 GNPOC
 3 ADAR
3 (e)
 140.8  PETRODAR
 3  ADAR  3 (d)
 10361  PETRODAR
 4  KANG    32586.08  GNPOC
 5  SUDD 5 (a)
 29885  Petronas, OMV, Sudapet
5  SUDD  5 (b)
20199.3
 Petronas, OMV, Sudapet
 6 GABRA
6
 25900 CNPC
 7 MELUT
7E
61918.73
PETRODAR
 8 BLUENILE
8
65856
PETRONAS
 9  KHARTOUM 9
 126090 ZAFER
 10 GEDARIF
 10  57604  F
 11 HUMRA
 11  119124  F
 12 MURDI
 12 250000
 F
13  DNGUNAB  13  24600  F
 14 ABYAD
 14  135020  F
 15 TOKER
 15  28100  F
 16 HALAIB
 16  10300 IPC

Fig (5) Sudan Oil and Gas concession map