Exploration and Production (E&P) Division is the core of business in Nile PetroleumCorporation(NILEPET) charged with participation, facilitation and monitoring of all exploration, field development and production (Upstream) activities in Joint Operating Companies (JOC’s).
Nilepet E&P Division comprises of the following four departments:
The main task for the Exploration Department is to carry out all exploration activities starting from block promotion, licensing, Seismic operations, wild cat and appraisal identification, basins modeling and G&G studies.
Exploration department in Nilepet play the following roles in conjunction with the JOCs:
Development department is responsible for the systematic and timely transformation of petroleum resources to reserves through integration of subsurface inputs in order to formulate an optimum Field Development Project/Plan (FDP) which leads to the facilities design i.e. is the custodian of the resources management throughout Exploration & Production cycle.
Currently, Development Department in Nilepet, as a national partner, is to participate, facilitate, monitor and evaluate the development plans carried out by the JOC which includes:
Role of Drilling and Operations department is to implement drilling projects for both Exploration and Development departments and field operations in other departments; currently, drilling and operations department is to plan, monitor and evaluate the JOCs related operations which include:
Generally, Production and Facilities Department is two folds, Production is established to take care of the oil and gas production monitoring and evaluation while facilities management includes engineering, procurement, consultancy and commissioning (EPCC) for production facilities( PP, FPF, FSF, CPF & etc).
Production and facilities department activities include:
All these departments play an important role to provide technical support, evaluation and monitoring to Nilepet and its affiliates, JOCs and the Government.
Nilepet/E&P Division has a vital role in JOCs to ensure the world-class oil and gas business in South Sudan which is the main current revenue generating business, more that 95% state revenues are from the oil export. Full support and facilitation are needed for the government effort to guarantee smooth production and flow of the oil to the external market.
E&P is working hard to support Government strategy to establish local refineries and ensure the ongoing gas development plant comes to exist instead of the gas being flared in the field causing some environmental implications; these will undoubtedly reduce the increasing domestic demand for the oil products.