Group urges dissolution of disputed South Sudan license

08/01/2005
An international rights watchdog group has called for the dissolution of an oil exploration contract between White Nile Ltd. of the UK and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) amid a jurisdictional dispute that it says threatens peace in Sudan.The London-based International Crisis Group (ICG) made several recommendations about the developing conflict as Total SA challenged White Nile’s claim to exploration rights on Block Ba in South Sudan (OGJ Online, July 22, 2005).Total said it hired a UK lawyer to defend its license to Block B, which contains Block Ba, after White Nile announced plans for a seismic survey of the disputed area (OGJ, July 18, 2005, Newsletter). The ...
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