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Sudan risk profile

Sudan risk profile

Report summary

The oil sector in Sudan is dominated by Asian NOCs due to US sanctions and high reputational risks for companies with shareholders. The government is keen to grow the oil sector after South Sudanese independence in 2011, meaning a stable fiscal and regulatory environment. A long-standing rebel movement in the oil-producing area presents high risk of attack on oil assets, including the kidnapping of oil workers. Commercialisation risks are low due to the presence of necessary infrastructure.

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  • Sudan risk profile PDF - 770.39 KB 15 Pages, 3 Tables, 6 Figures
  • Research methodology country and asset risk.pdf PDF - 251.22 KB


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  • Executive summary
    • Asset Risk Index (ARI) forecast - Sudan
  • Political developments
    • South Sudan's independence
  • Policy and regulation
    • Key Ministries and Agencies
  • Country risks
    • I. Access Risks
      • 1. Ease of entry
      • 2. Fiscal systems
      • 3. Contract sanctity
      • 4. State presence
      • 5. Regulation
      • 6. Corruption
      • 7. Geopolitics
    • II. Development Risks
      • 8. Labour activism
      • 9. Natural hazards
      • 10. Civil unrest
      • 11. Security
      • 12. Environment
      • 13. Supply chain
      • 14. Local content
    • III. Commercialisation Risks
      • 15. Infrastructure
      • 16. Fiscal stability
      • 17. Pricing
      • 18. Currency risk
      • 19. Domestic market obligation
      • 20. Gas market access
      • 21. OPEC affiliation
  • Risk matrix

In this report there are 9 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive summary
    • Executive summary: Table 1
    • Executive summary: Image 1
  • Political developments
    • Political map
    • Political developments: Table 1
  • Policy and regulation
    • Oil supply-demand balance
    • Gas supply-demand balance
    • Policy and regulation: Table 1
  • Country risks
  • Risk matrix
    • Sudan Risk Matrix - 2015
    • Location map
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