Sudan says faces low production in oil industry

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KHARTOUM,–Sudan’s oil industry is facing difficulties relating low production and depletion of a number of current oil wells and fields, Sudan’s Minister of Petroleum and Gas Mohamed Zayed Awad said on Wednesday.

“The oil industry in the country is facing challenges, which requires developing the human cadres to cope with the great global transformations in this field,” said Awad when addressing the seventh conference of Sudanese Society for Petroleum Geology.

He urged the oil institutions to cope with requirements of oil industry and change the syllabuses to go in line with the requirements of the market.

Sudan is seeking to increase its oil production after losing 75 percent of its oil revenues following the separation of South Sudan in 2011.

Before separation, Sudan’s oil production amounted to 450,000 barrels a day, while it is set at about 120,000 barrels a day presently.

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