Government of South Sudan - oil export / monetization

South Sudan

Project overview

IDP has provided legal advisory support to the Government of the Republic of South Sudan in connection with its secession from the Republic of Sudan and the transition arrangements set in place with foreign oil company producers. IDP has also provided strategic input into forward project development efforts for domestic refining and transportation infrastructure including advice on the Republic of South Sudan's ongoing inter-governmental discussions in support of future transportation infrastructure.

IDP role

  • Worked with the South Sudanese Government pre-secession to analyze EPSA and related upstream and midstream transportation agreements
  • Provided key inputs into the development of the Petroleum Transition Agreements
  • Project managed an integrated team of project engineers, petroleum economists and lawyers to undertake a feasibility study for two potential oil export routes via Kenya and Ethiopia and Djibouti, respectively
  • Drafted and participated in the negotiation of the Intergovernmental Agreements for each potential oil export route
  • Developed an initial Petroleum Master Plan including the development of a Production and Revenue Model to assess wide-ranging scenarios to assist the relative merits of domestic refining versus export
  • Assessed alternative means of export including the viability of implementing a trucking solution
  • Reviewed the commercial / legal viability of various refinery proposals
  • Presented results of foregoing to the Government of the Republic of South Sudan’s leadership.
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