Sudan

White Nile Petroleum Operating Co. has discovered large volumes of dry gas in Sudan's Block 8, southeast of Khartoum, press reports said.

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, June 1 -- White Nile Petroleum Operating Co. has discovered large volumes of dry gas in Sudan's Block 8, southeast of Khartoum, press reports said.

WNPOC is a 50-50 combine of Sudan National Petroleum Corp. and Malaysia's Petronas, which said the finds came at the Hosan and Tawakul wells. They estimated the potential at 16-20 tcf but said the finds are not yet proven to be commercial.

The country's only other gas discovery came in 2005 by a joint venture of China National Petroleum Corp. and Sudapet in Block 6 in the Heglig area of southwestern Sudan. It is to be used to supply a 400 Mw power plant.

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