Government of South Sudan enforces the oil and gas companies in the country to work in form of consortia or Joint Operating Companies (JOCs) to include Nilepet as a partner in all to safeguard the National interest. Apart from the exploration JOCs, there are three producing JOCs, namely Dar Petroleum Operating Company (DPOC), Greater Pioneer Operating Company (GPOC) and Sudd Petroleum Operating Company (SPOCV) with different concession areas/blocks and share holders as summarized in the next pages.
After independence in July 2011, South Sudan came out with Petroleum Act 2012 and resized the previous Sudan-inherited blocks to suit the new State policies.
Maps below show the old and the updated concession blocks in South Sudan.

Updated Blocks Concession Map
Updated Blocks Concession Map

 

 

Oil Development and Producing JOCs

The three JOCs under oil Development and production stages in South Sudan include:

 

1.DAR PETROLEUM OPERATING COMPANY (DPOC)
    • DPOC has been operating in block 3E&7E since 2001
    • Block 3E&7E measures about 50,442 sq.km
    • DPOC existing stake holders are:
      1. China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) – 41%
      2. PETONAS – 40%
      3. Nile Petroleum Corporation (NILEPET) – 8%
      4. SINOPEC – 6%<
      5. TRI-OCEAN 5%
    • First oil production was on 2001 and average current production is 163kpd

 

2. GREATER PIONER OPERATING COMPANY (GPOC)
  • GPOC has been operating in Block 1, & 4S since 1996
  • Block 1 & 4S measures 18,6oo sq.km
  • Proposed relinquished area is about 9,193 sq.km while the retained area is 9,407 sq.km
  • GPOC Consortium Composed of
  1. CNPC – 40%<
  2. PETRONAS – 30%
  3. ONGC – 25%
  4. NILEPET – 08%
  • PRODUCTION: 44.7 Kbd

 

3. SUD PETROLEUM OPERATING COMPANY (SPOC)

SPOC Contracting area is about 20,917 sq.km in Block 5A

  • PARTNERS EQUITY
  1. PETRONAS: 67.8%
  2. ONGC: 24.2%
  3. NILEPET: 08%<
  • PRODUCTION: 4.5 Kbd