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Title:History of oil exploration in Sudan leading to the present Chevron activities in the interior of the country
Author:Widatalla, Abdel Latif
City of publisher:Khartoum
Publisher:Khartoum University
Geographic term:Sudan
Subjects:minority groups
mineral exploration
Abstract:A survey of legislation, up to 1975, and the history of oil exploration activities by 15 companies. Chevron started exploration in the South in 1975 and struck oil in 1979. The first significant discovery was made in Unity Field in the Upper Nile region, early in 1980. In 1984 the White Nile Petroleum Corporation (Chevron, the Sudan government, the IMF, and APRICORP) had decided to build a pipeline from Unity to Marsa Nimeiri on the Red Sea. Due to unfortunate developments in the security situation in the part of the country, execution of the project and related facilities as well as preparations of the oil fields for production were suspended since February 1984. Chevron, which since 1983 had Shell as a 25% partner in its exploration and WNPC holdings, in the mean time has expanded its exploration activities in other sectors of its concessions. Up to date its total bill for exploration exceeds 800 million US $.