Sudan is looking to boost oil production to 180,000 barrels per day early next year as it looks to double output in two years, according to a report.

The major African producing nation continues to ramp up production following the split with South Sudan last summer.

Crude production is currently 120,000 bpd and is set to hit around 150,000 bpd by the end of the year.

However, Reuters quoted long-serving Energy Minister Awad Ahmed Jazz as saying the country is targeting 30,000 bpd more in the first quarter next year.

“We have our blocks and we are working hard to raise production,” he told the news wire.

The country is aiming to boost production to 300,000 bpd in two years.

Sudan’s production has suffered immensely since South Sudan gained independence in July last year, taking with it some three quarters of the enlarge territory’s reserves.

Source: Upstream Online