South Sudan Extends Oil Agreements For Three Blocks

South Sudan extended oil E&P agreements for three blocks, the petroleum minister said Sept. 10, seeking to revamp activity in the sector which ground to a halt after years of civil conflict.

The government said last week it expects to hit peak oil output of 350,000 barrels per day (bbl/d) by mid-2019 as production ramps up at oil fields that were offline due to the violence.

South Sudan seceded from Sudan in 2011 when output peaked at 350,000 bbl/d but two years later plunged into civil war.