Talks on oilfields between Sudan and South Sudan are on in Khartoum, co-chaired by Sudan’s Minister of Minerals Ahmed Sadiq Al-Karouri and South Sudan’s Minister of Mining Taban Deng.
The talks focused on previous memoranda of understanding signed between the two sides and on South Sudan’s desire to be provided with geological information concerning oil fields in the country held by Sudan’s Geological Research Corporation, the technical arm of the Ministry of Minerals.
State media in Sudan said the geological body in Khartoum has valuable geological information about South Sudan, and Minister Al-Karouri said in press statements that Sudan would provide South Sudan with all such information, besides training South Sudanese technical cadres. He also stressed that the coming period will witness full cooperation between the two countries.
Sudan takes a share of oil revenues produced in South Sudan through pipeline fees, providing it with an incentive to see oil production increase in South Sudan.