Oil: Minister calls for increased Indian investments in Sudan

13 December 2015, Khartoum – Sudan’s Minister of Oil and Gas Dr. Mohamed Zayid Awad has revealed his ministry serious intention to exploit the gas associated with oil production in the country’s different fields.

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir speaks during a one-day summit on oil with his South Sudan's counterpart on September 3, 2013 in Khartoum. Sudan and South Sudan averted a shutdown of economically vital oil flows and again pledged to implement economic and security pacts that have twice failed to take effect.  AFP PHOTO / ASHRAF SHAZLY        (Photo credit should read ASHRAF SHAZLY/AFP/Getty Images)

Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir

He added that the operating of Al-Foula Electricity Station would increase the production of electricity power and meet the growing demand for the use of gas in the various forms of life, pointing out that this work needs a high investment partnership, calling on India to engage into this area.

This came during a meeting at his office Thursday with the Ambassador of India to Sudan Amrit Lugun where he received an invitation from his Indian counterpart to participate in the hydrocarbon Conference, which is to be held in New Delhi during 21-22 of the next January.

 Dr. Zayid reviewed investment opportunities in the oil sector in all the blocks, adding the blocks have comparative advantages as they are close to the oil installations, stressing that the doors of Sudan are open for India and it will be granted more investment opportunities in the field of oil and gas in the framework of his ministry’s concern to increase production, praising Indian partnership in the field of oil through ONGC Company.

For his part, the Indian ambassador enumerated the cooperation domains between the two countries, pointing to the importance of friendship between peoples. He pledged to improve further the aspects of cooperation between the Ministry of oil and Gas and ONGC Company to engage in more investments through advanced and modern technology.


  • Sudan News Agency
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