The Minister of Oil Ministry, Makawi Mohamed Awad in his address to the parliament yesterday, chaired by the deputy Speaker of the National Council, Issa Bashari, , revealed his ministry's plan to dig 253 wells to increase the oil and gas reserves, attract investments and the partners due depts.
He noted that the Ministry of Petroleum is planning in the year 2015 to increase the oil reserve to 65.4 million barrels and 300 bllion cupic feets of gas.
He said that the fuel supply will be provided from the Khartoum and Obied oil refineries to qualify refining capacity of 30.3 million crude barrels to produce 3.9 million metric tons of oil products.
The Minister of Petroleum has asserted the ministry work to provide the oil consumption from the domestic production, control of the imports, provide the due amount from the Finance Ministry, referring to the projects planned by the ministry to increase oil and gas production and increase oil extraction.
He pointed the continuation of studies on the oil fields, identifying the explored gas reserves and assessment of the discovered gas reserves in the squares 4,6,17 and conduct an expirmental project for the extraction of the rocks gas in square (8).
Makawi indicated that the ministry's plan for the year 2015 includes the increasing the production levels in different squares, via attracting partners, setting plans for the production and consumption of natural gas, the security of of oil supplies, increasingf storing facilities, carrying out economic and social development at the oil areas, concern with the building comprehensive data base in the oil sector, updating of laws and regulations and the application of control measures through using the monitoring, inspection and auditing methods.