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  •  Super Falcons of Nigeria forward Monday Gift scored a spectacular goal to help FC Robo Queens of Lagos booked a place in the next round of the 2022 Aiteo Cup competition after a 2 0 victory over Edo Queens of Benin Gift scored the goal with just few seconds into the match to draw applause from the spectators at the Kwara Stadium Complex Ilorin on Thursday The Lagos based side got the match underway and had one of its defenders sent a long ball towards Gift who wasted no time and spinned the ball over incoming Edo Queens goalkeeper The Super Falcons player was a star to watch as she lord her experience on the match helping FC Robo to keep possession for most part of the encounter Taiwo Lawal scored the other goal in the 35th minute in a superb way to put the game beyond Edo Queens and zoomed to the quarter finals of the competition ROUND OF 16 RESULTS WOMEN Bayelsa Queens 3 Niger Amazons 0 Abruka Queens 1 Abia Angels 3 Naija Ratels 0 Nasarawa Amazons 1 Immaculate Queens 0 Confluence Queens 8 Honey Badgers 0 Delta Queens 2 Heartland Queens 2 Dannaz Ladies 1 Osun Babes 2 Royal Queens 3 Edo Queens 0 FC Robo Queens 2 NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Aiteo Cup: Super Falcons forward stars in win over Edo Queens 
     Super Falcons of Nigeria forward Monday Gift scored a spectacular goal to help FC Robo Queens of Lagos booked a place in the next round of the 2022 Aiteo Cup competition after a 2 0 victory over Edo Queens of Benin Gift scored the goal with just few seconds into the match to draw applause from the spectators at the Kwara Stadium Complex Ilorin on Thursday The Lagos based side got the match underway and had one of its defenders sent a long ball towards Gift who wasted no time and spinned the ball over incoming Edo Queens goalkeeper The Super Falcons player was a star to watch as she lord her experience on the match helping FC Robo to keep possession for most part of the encounter Taiwo Lawal scored the other goal in the 35th minute in a superb way to put the game beyond Edo Queens and zoomed to the quarter finals of the competition ROUND OF 16 RESULTS WOMEN Bayelsa Queens 3 Niger Amazons 0 Abruka Queens 1 Abia Angels 3 Naija Ratels 0 Nasarawa Amazons 1 Immaculate Queens 0 Confluence Queens 8 Honey Badgers 0 Delta Queens 2 Heartland Queens 2 Dannaz Ladies 1 Osun Babes 2 Royal Queens 3 Edo Queens 0 FC Robo Queens 2 NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Aiteo Cup: Super Falcons forward stars in win over Edo Queens 
    General news2 months ago

    Aiteo Cup: Super Falcons forward stars in win over Edo Queens 

    Super Falcons of Nigeria forward, Monday Gift, scored a spectacular goal to help FC Robo Queens of Lagos booked a place in the next round of the 2022 Aiteo Cup competition after a 2-0 victory over Edo Queens of Benin.

    Gift scored the goal with just few seconds into the match to draw applause from the spectators at the Kwara Stadium Complex, Ilorin, on Thursday.

    The Lagos based side got the match underway and had one of its defenders sent a long ball towards Gift who wasted no time and spinned the ball over incoming Edo Queens goalkeeper.

    The Super Falcons player was a star to watch as she lord her experience on the match helping FC Robo to keep possession for most part of the encounter.

    Taiwo Lawal scored the other goal in the 35th minute in a superb way to put the game beyond Edo Queens and zoomed to the quarter finals of the competition.

    ROUND OF 16 RESULTS (WOMEN) Bayelsa Queens 3 Niger Amazons 0 Abruka Queens 1 Abia Angels 3 Naija Ratels 0 Nasarawa Amazons 1 Immaculate Queens 0 Confluence Queens 8 Honey Badgers 0 Delta Queens 2 Heartland Queens 2 Dannaz Ladies 1 Osun Babes 2 Royal Queens 3 Edo Queens 0 FC Robo Queens 2.
    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  An oriental derby is on the cards in the 2022 Aiteo Federation Cup as Rangers square up against Heartland in one of the competition s Round of 32 Men s fixtures The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Rangers International FC Enugu versus Heartland FC Owerri game will hold on Aug 3 at Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium Benin Kickoff is 4 00 p m Rangers have the bragging over their rival going into the derby clash after handing Heartland a back to back defeat at the just concluded Nigeria Professional Football League NPFL The Flying Antelopes are looking for redemption after their push for a continental ticket in the NPFL failed to see the light of the day They will therefore take this game as a make or break affair as they intend to end their campaign with a trophy in their cabinet NAN also reports that Rangers last won the oldest club competition in the country in 2018 In another round of 32 fixtures two NPFL giants are set to clash as Niger Tornadoes brace up against Enyimba International of Aba in Ijebu Ode The Ikon Allah Boys do battle against the Elephants the most successful team in the NPFL in what promises to be a cracking game However on recent form Niger Tornadoes will feel they can nick this one after holding Enyimba to a 1 1 draw in Aba before edging the reverse fixture at home 2 1 in the 20212022 NPFL season ROUND OF 32 FIXTURES MEN Bayelsa United Vs Green Beret Enugu 030822 2 00 p m Enyimba International Vs Niger Tornadoes Ijebu Ode 030822 4 00 p m Doma United Vs Lobi Stars Jos 030822 4 00 p m Akure City Academy Vs Bendel Insurance Feeders Nnewi 030822 4 00 p m Rangers Int l Vs Heartland FC Benin City 030822 4 00 p m Sunshine Stars Vs Rovers FC Aba 030822 4 00 p m Cynosure FC Vs Katsina United Makurdi 030822 4 00 p m Remo Stars Vs Akwa United Enugu 030822 4 00 p m Kogi United Vs Kanta United Minna 030822 4 00 p m DMD FC Vs Housing Corporation Abuja 030822 4 00 p m Zamfara United Vs Kano Pillars Kaduna 030822 2 00 p m Fulfill FC Vs El Kanemi Warriors Gombe 030822 4 00 p m Kwara United Vs Wikki Tourists Abuja 030822 4pm Bendel Insurance Vs Ottasolo FC Ilorin 030822 4 00 p m Sokoto United Vs Nasarawa United Kaduna 030822 4 00 p m Dakkada FC already qualified for Round of 16 ROUND OF 16 FIXTURES WOMEN Bayelsa Queens Vs Niger Amazons 040822 4 00 p m Venue TBD Abruka Queens Vs Abia Angels Benin City 040822 4 00 p m Naija Ratels Vs Nasarawa Amazons Jos 040822 4 00 p m Immaculate Queens Vs Confluence Queens Makurdi 040822 4 00 p m Honey Badgers Vs Delta Queens Owerri 040822 4 00 p m Heartland Queens Vs Dannaz Ladies Warri 040822 4 00 p m Osun Babes Vs Royal Queens Abuja 040822 4 00 p m Edo Queens Vs Awka Robo Queens 040822 4 00 p m Venue TBD NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Aiteo Cup: Heartland face rivals Enugu Rangers
     An oriental derby is on the cards in the 2022 Aiteo Federation Cup as Rangers square up against Heartland in one of the competition s Round of 32 Men s fixtures The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Rangers International FC Enugu versus Heartland FC Owerri game will hold on Aug 3 at Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium Benin Kickoff is 4 00 p m Rangers have the bragging over their rival going into the derby clash after handing Heartland a back to back defeat at the just concluded Nigeria Professional Football League NPFL The Flying Antelopes are looking for redemption after their push for a continental ticket in the NPFL failed to see the light of the day They will therefore take this game as a make or break affair as they intend to end their campaign with a trophy in their cabinet NAN also reports that Rangers last won the oldest club competition in the country in 2018 In another round of 32 fixtures two NPFL giants are set to clash as Niger Tornadoes brace up against Enyimba International of Aba in Ijebu Ode The Ikon Allah Boys do battle against the Elephants the most successful team in the NPFL in what promises to be a cracking game However on recent form Niger Tornadoes will feel they can nick this one after holding Enyimba to a 1 1 draw in Aba before edging the reverse fixture at home 2 1 in the 20212022 NPFL season ROUND OF 32 FIXTURES MEN Bayelsa United Vs Green Beret Enugu 030822 2 00 p m Enyimba International Vs Niger Tornadoes Ijebu Ode 030822 4 00 p m Doma United Vs Lobi Stars Jos 030822 4 00 p m Akure City Academy Vs Bendel Insurance Feeders Nnewi 030822 4 00 p m Rangers Int l Vs Heartland FC Benin City 030822 4 00 p m Sunshine Stars Vs Rovers FC Aba 030822 4 00 p m Cynosure FC Vs Katsina United Makurdi 030822 4 00 p m Remo Stars Vs Akwa United Enugu 030822 4 00 p m Kogi United Vs Kanta United Minna 030822 4 00 p m DMD FC Vs Housing Corporation Abuja 030822 4 00 p m Zamfara United Vs Kano Pillars Kaduna 030822 2 00 p m Fulfill FC Vs El Kanemi Warriors Gombe 030822 4 00 p m Kwara United Vs Wikki Tourists Abuja 030822 4pm Bendel Insurance Vs Ottasolo FC Ilorin 030822 4 00 p m Sokoto United Vs Nasarawa United Kaduna 030822 4 00 p m Dakkada FC already qualified for Round of 16 ROUND OF 16 FIXTURES WOMEN Bayelsa Queens Vs Niger Amazons 040822 4 00 p m Venue TBD Abruka Queens Vs Abia Angels Benin City 040822 4 00 p m Naija Ratels Vs Nasarawa Amazons Jos 040822 4 00 p m Immaculate Queens Vs Confluence Queens Makurdi 040822 4 00 p m Honey Badgers Vs Delta Queens Owerri 040822 4 00 p m Heartland Queens Vs Dannaz Ladies Warri 040822 4 00 p m Osun Babes Vs Royal Queens Abuja 040822 4 00 p m Edo Queens Vs Awka Robo Queens 040822 4 00 p m Venue TBD NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Aiteo Cup: Heartland face rivals Enugu Rangers
    General news2 months ago

    Aiteo Cup: Heartland face rivals Enugu Rangers

    An oriental derby is on the cards in the 2022 Aiteo Federation Cup as Rangers square up against Heartland in one of the competition’s Round of 32 Men’s fixtures.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Rangers International FC, Enugu versus Heartland FC, Owerri game will hold on Aug. 3 at Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium.

    Benin.

    Kickoff is 4.00 p.

    m.

    Rangers have the bragging over their rival going into the derby clash, after handing Heartland a back-to-back defeat at the just-concluded Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).

    The Flying Antelopes are looking for redemption after their push for a continental ticket in the NPFL failed to see the light of the day.

    They will therefore take this game as a make-or-break affair, as they intend to end their campaign with a trophy in their cabinet.

    NAN also reports that Rangers last won the oldest club competition in the country in 2018. In another round of 32 fixtures, two NPFL giants are set to clash as Niger Tornadoes brace up against Enyimba International of Aba in Ijebu Ode. The Ikon Allah Boys do battle against the Elephants, the most successful team in the NPFL in what promises to be a cracking game.

    However, on recent form, Niger Tornadoes will feel they can nick this one after holding Enyimba to a 1-1 draw in Aba, before edging the reverse fixture at home 2-1 in the 20212022 NPFL season.

    ROUND OF 32 FIXTURES (MEN) Bayelsa United Vs Green Beret– Enugu – (030822) – 2 00 p.

    m. Enyimba International Vs Niger Tornadoes– Ijebu-Ode – (030822) – 4.00 p.

    m. Doma United Vs Lobi Stars– Jos – (030822) – 4.00 p.

    m. Akure City Academy Vs Bendel Insurance Feeders– Nnewi – (030822) – 4.00 p.

    m. Rangers Int’l Vs Heartland FC– Benin City – (030822) – 4.00 p.

    m. Sunshine Stars Vs Rovers FC– Aba – (030822) – 4.00 p.

    m. Cynosure FC Vs Katsina United– Makurdi – (030822) – 4.00 p.

    m. Remo Stars Vs Akwa United– Enugu – (030822) – 4.00 p.

    m. Kogi United Vs Kanta United– Minna – (030822) – 4.00 p.

    m. DMD FC Vs Housing Corporation – Abuja – (030822) – 4.00 p.

    m. Zamfara United Vs Kano Pillars – Kaduna – (030822) – 2.00 p.

    m. Fulfill FC Vs El-Kanemi Warriors– Gombe – (030822) – 4.00 p.

    m. Kwara United Vs Wikki Tourists– Abuja – (030822) – 4pm Bendel Insurance Vs Ottasolo FC– Ilorin – (030822) – 4.00 p.

    m. Sokoto United Vs Nasarawa United– Kaduna – (030822) – 4.00 p.

    m. .

    Dakkada FC already qualified for Round of 16 ROUND OF 16 FIXTURES (WOMEN) Bayelsa Queens Vs Niger Amazons – 040822 – 4.00 p.

    m. (Venue TBD) Abruka Queens Vs Abia Angels – Benin City – 040822 – 4 00 p.

    m. Naija Ratels Vs Nasarawa Amazons – Jos – 040822 – 4.00 p.

    m. Immaculate Queens Vs Confluence Queens – Makurdi – 040822 – 4.00 p.

    m. Honey Badgers Vs Delta Queens – Owerri – 040822 – 4.00 p.

    m. Heartland Queens Vs Dannaz Ladies – Warri – 040822 – 4.00 p.

    m. Osun Babes Vs Royal Queens – Abuja – 040822 – 4.00 p.

    m. Edo Queens Vs Awka Robo Queens – 040822 – 4.00 p.

    m. (Venue TBD).


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •   The oil producer needs a variety of partners and investors to gain from entering the market through a licensing round in 2022 South Sudan independent for 11 years and an oil producer for more than four decades has long played host to international oil companies both as part of Sudan as an independent nation But today the sector needs a boost of capital and innovation With the economy dependent on aid and oil revenues we believe that energy should play a greater role in promoting South Sudan s interests economic growth and job creation This can only happen if the country deepens its pool of global partners It was Chevron that made commercial discoveries in the Unity field in 1980 and bp and Shell refined South Sudan s oil at Port Sudan on the Red Sea coast American French and Canadian companies bought stakes in oil developments in Sudan before the split despite the prolonged conflict in the south South Sudan as the world s newest nation over the past decade has attracted goodwill and investment from partners such as the United States Canada the United Kingdom Norway the European Union China Japan and others However the conflict and corruption eroded trust between Western countries and US sanctions played a key role in restricting trade leaving a limited group of countries and companies to actively participate in the sector This lack of options suppresses innovation competition and the empowerment of local companies to grow their own energy sector South Sudan needs more partners and we see a great future ahead for those willing to fully explore the region s only mature oil producer as we see it East Africa s energy gateway LICENSING ROUND REOPENS DOORS Today the Ministry of Petroleum of the Republic of South Sudan hopes to reopen the doors to global partners through the country s first round of open licenses through the fifth edition of South Sudan Oil amp Power SSOP https bit ly 3wZqWXu in September and at the African Energy Week AECWeek com in October The sector now consists of three producer joint ventures with various shareholdings made up mainly of Asian national oil companies Malaysia s Petronas China s CNPC and India s ONGC as well as Nilepet the national oil company and two oil companies exploration companies Strategic Fuel Fund a South African state owned company and Oranto Petroleum a private Nigerian company To increase exploration and production the Ministry is marketing 14 exploration licenses to oil and gas companies and invites them to visit the country explore the assets at its new data facility and hold talks on September 13 14 2022 in Juba in the SSOP event DOING BUSINESS IN SOUTH SUDAN Currently there is a vacuum created by US trade restrictions on technology exports to oil and gas companies in South Sudan and the general reluctance of Western countries to engage with South Sudanese leaders and companies South US sanctions have a much broader impact than their direct targets as outside companies perceive greater risk when transacting in US dollars and doing business in the country The result the vacuum becomes more powerful and South Sudan s group of partners becomes shallower even though the restrictions are selective in their application The lack of investment and partnership options also makes it difficult for local businesses to develop The incubation of a strong local private sector requires a variety of operators and project leaders to bid and invite participation Access to international capital and technology supports private sector growth Without a diverse competitive and growth oriented pool of investors local empowerment and capacity building are stifled Energy Capital amp Power ECP https EnergyCapitalPower com in organizing the SSOP conference since 2017 has worked closely with government international and local companies We have seen that it is possible to do business in South Sudan and that global firms such as Schlumberger Stanbic Bank and many more are achieving success Investors in the joint ventures CNPC Petronas and ONGC have weathered difficult years during the post independence civil war and have now achieved production in most of the fields closed since 2013 It is critical that existing partnerships remain intact and that South Sudan attract more businesses to its high potential acres Improving the relationship between South Sudan and the US is essential but so is a realistic vision of what can be done in the country today We see a government motivated to grow the economy create capacity and jobs and to optimize and expand an established key industry We urge companies from the US Canada UK EU South America and elsewhere to take another look at South Sudan and understand how they can do business there GROWS WITH THE LARGEST OIL PRODUCER IN EAST AFRICA The opportunities are enormous in South Sudan As East Africa s only major oil producer South Sudan has an advantage over its neighbors With 90 of the country s reserves untapped the licensing round is an open door to discover more with very low initial risk Business restrictions security and exposure to other risks must be fully understood and are not applied equally across the board We invite independent oil companies and service providers in particular to register for the SSOP event here www SSOP2022 com and see how they can grow with the country ECP supports any organization that wishes to work together with South Sudan for a brighter and richer future The more partners South Sudan has and the more varied they are the faster its potential can be unlocked and the more growth and profits can be produced for investment partners Please join us in Juba on September 13 14 for this in person event Online speaker positions and online live streaming are available Contact our sales team at sales energycapitalpower com to see how you can promote your organization as a sponsor or exhibitor at SSOP 2022
    South Sudan: Invest in the Renewal of the Region’s Largest Oil Producer
      The oil producer needs a variety of partners and investors to gain from entering the market through a licensing round in 2022 South Sudan independent for 11 years and an oil producer for more than four decades has long played host to international oil companies both as part of Sudan as an independent nation But today the sector needs a boost of capital and innovation With the economy dependent on aid and oil revenues we believe that energy should play a greater role in promoting South Sudan s interests economic growth and job creation This can only happen if the country deepens its pool of global partners It was Chevron that made commercial discoveries in the Unity field in 1980 and bp and Shell refined South Sudan s oil at Port Sudan on the Red Sea coast American French and Canadian companies bought stakes in oil developments in Sudan before the split despite the prolonged conflict in the south South Sudan as the world s newest nation over the past decade has attracted goodwill and investment from partners such as the United States Canada the United Kingdom Norway the European Union China Japan and others However the conflict and corruption eroded trust between Western countries and US sanctions played a key role in restricting trade leaving a limited group of countries and companies to actively participate in the sector This lack of options suppresses innovation competition and the empowerment of local companies to grow their own energy sector South Sudan needs more partners and we see a great future ahead for those willing to fully explore the region s only mature oil producer as we see it East Africa s energy gateway LICENSING ROUND REOPENS DOORS Today the Ministry of Petroleum of the Republic of South Sudan hopes to reopen the doors to global partners through the country s first round of open licenses through the fifth edition of South Sudan Oil amp Power SSOP https bit ly 3wZqWXu in September and at the African Energy Week AECWeek com in October The sector now consists of three producer joint ventures with various shareholdings made up mainly of Asian national oil companies Malaysia s Petronas China s CNPC and India s ONGC as well as Nilepet the national oil company and two oil companies exploration companies Strategic Fuel Fund a South African state owned company and Oranto Petroleum a private Nigerian company To increase exploration and production the Ministry is marketing 14 exploration licenses to oil and gas companies and invites them to visit the country explore the assets at its new data facility and hold talks on September 13 14 2022 in Juba in the SSOP event DOING BUSINESS IN SOUTH SUDAN Currently there is a vacuum created by US trade restrictions on technology exports to oil and gas companies in South Sudan and the general reluctance of Western countries to engage with South Sudanese leaders and companies South US sanctions have a much broader impact than their direct targets as outside companies perceive greater risk when transacting in US dollars and doing business in the country The result the vacuum becomes more powerful and South Sudan s group of partners becomes shallower even though the restrictions are selective in their application The lack of investment and partnership options also makes it difficult for local businesses to develop The incubation of a strong local private sector requires a variety of operators and project leaders to bid and invite participation Access to international capital and technology supports private sector growth Without a diverse competitive and growth oriented pool of investors local empowerment and capacity building are stifled Energy Capital amp Power ECP https EnergyCapitalPower com in organizing the SSOP conference since 2017 has worked closely with government international and local companies We have seen that it is possible to do business in South Sudan and that global firms such as Schlumberger Stanbic Bank and many more are achieving success Investors in the joint ventures CNPC Petronas and ONGC have weathered difficult years during the post independence civil war and have now achieved production in most of the fields closed since 2013 It is critical that existing partnerships remain intact and that South Sudan attract more businesses to its high potential acres Improving the relationship between South Sudan and the US is essential but so is a realistic vision of what can be done in the country today We see a government motivated to grow the economy create capacity and jobs and to optimize and expand an established key industry We urge companies from the US Canada UK EU South America and elsewhere to take another look at South Sudan and understand how they can do business there GROWS WITH THE LARGEST OIL PRODUCER IN EAST AFRICA The opportunities are enormous in South Sudan As East Africa s only major oil producer South Sudan has an advantage over its neighbors With 90 of the country s reserves untapped the licensing round is an open door to discover more with very low initial risk Business restrictions security and exposure to other risks must be fully understood and are not applied equally across the board We invite independent oil companies and service providers in particular to register for the SSOP event here www SSOP2022 com and see how they can grow with the country ECP supports any organization that wishes to work together with South Sudan for a brighter and richer future The more partners South Sudan has and the more varied they are the faster its potential can be unlocked and the more growth and profits can be produced for investment partners Please join us in Juba on September 13 14 for this in person event Online speaker positions and online live streaming are available Contact our sales team at sales energycapitalpower com to see how you can promote your organization as a sponsor or exhibitor at SSOP 2022
    South Sudan: Invest in the Renewal of the Region’s Largest Oil Producer
    Africa4 months ago

    South Sudan: Invest in the Renewal of the Region’s Largest Oil Producer

    The oil producer needs a variety of partners and investors to gain from entering the market through a licensing round in 2022.

    South Sudan, independent for 11 years and an oil producer for more than four decades, has long played host to international oil companies, both as part of Sudan as an independent nation. But today, the sector needs a boost of capital and innovation. With the economy dependent on aid and oil revenues, we believe that energy should play a greater role in promoting South Sudan's interests, economic growth and job creation. This can only happen if the country deepens its pool of global partners.

    It was Chevron that made commercial discoveries in the Unity field in 1980, and bp and Shell refined South Sudan's oil at Port Sudan on the Red Sea coast. American, French and Canadian companies bought stakes in oil developments in Sudan before the split, despite the prolonged conflict in the south.

    South Sudan, as the world's newest nation over the past decade, has attracted goodwill and investment from partners such as the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Norway, the European Union, China, Japan, and others. However, the conflict and corruption eroded trust between Western countries, and US sanctions played a key role in restricting trade, leaving a limited group of countries and companies to actively participate in the sector.

    This lack of options suppresses innovation, competition and the empowerment of local companies to grow their own energy sector. South Sudan needs more partners, and we see a great future ahead for those willing to fully explore the region's only mature oil producer, as we see it, East Africa's energy gateway.

    LICENSING ROUND REOPENS DOORS

    Today, the Ministry of Petroleum of the Republic of South Sudan hopes to reopen the doors to global partners through the country's first round of open licenses, through the fifth edition of South Sudan Oil & Power (SSOP) (https ://bit.ly/3wZqWXu) in September and at the African Energy Week (AECWeek.com) in October.

    The sector now consists of three producer 'joint ventures' with various shareholdings made up mainly of Asian national oil companies: Malaysia's Petronas, China's CNPC and India's ONGC, as well as Nilepet, the national oil company, and two oil companies. exploration. companies: Strategic Fuel Fund (a South African state-owned company) and Oranto Petroleum (a private Nigerian company).

    To increase exploration and production, the Ministry is marketing 14 exploration licenses to oil and gas companies and invites them to visit the country, explore the assets at its new data facility and hold talks on September 13-14, 2022 in Juba in the SSOP. event.

    DOING BUSINESS IN SOUTH SUDAN

    Currently, there is a vacuum created by US trade restrictions on technology exports to oil and gas companies in South Sudan and the general reluctance of Western countries to engage with South Sudanese leaders and companies. South. US sanctions have a much broader impact than their direct targets, as outside companies perceive greater risk when transacting in US dollars and doing business in the country. The result: the vacuum becomes more powerful and South Sudan's group of partners becomes shallower, even though the restrictions are selective in their application.

    The lack of investment and partnership options also makes it difficult for local businesses to develop. The incubation of a strong local private sector requires a variety of operators and project leaders to bid and invite participation. Access to international capital and technology supports private sector growth. Without a diverse, competitive and growth-oriented pool of investors, local empowerment and capacity building are stifled.

    Energy Capital & Power (ECP) (https://EnergyCapitalPower.com), in organizing the SSOP conference since 2017, has worked closely with government, international and local companies. We have seen that it is possible to do business in South Sudan and that global firms such as Schlumberger, Stanbic Bank and many more are achieving success. Investors in the joint ventures, CNPC, Petronas and ONGC, have weathered difficult years during the post-independence civil war, and have now achieved production in most of the fields closed since 2013.

    It is critical that existing partnerships remain intact and that South Sudan attract more businesses to its high-potential acres. Improving the relationship between South Sudan and the US is essential, but so is a realistic vision of what can be done in the country today. We see a government motivated to grow the economy, create capacity and jobs, and to optimize and expand an established key industry. We urge companies from the US, Canada, UK, EU, South America and elsewhere to take another look at South Sudan and understand how they can do business there.

    GROWS WITH THE LARGEST OIL PRODUCER IN EAST AFRICA

    The opportunities are enormous in South Sudan. As East Africa's only major oil producer, South Sudan has an advantage over its neighbors. With 90% of the country's reserves untapped, the licensing round is an open door to discover more with very low initial risk. Business restrictions, security, and exposure to other risks must be fully understood and are not applied equally across the board. We invite independent oil companies and service providers in particular to register for the SSOP event here (www.SSOP2022.com) and see how they can grow with the country.

    ECP supports any organization that wishes to work together with South Sudan for a brighter and richer future. The more partners South Sudan has, and the more varied they are, the faster its potential can be unlocked, and the more growth and profits can be produced for investment partners.

    Please join us in Juba on September 13-14 for this in-person event. Online speaker positions and online live streaming are available. Contact our sales team at sales@energycapitalpower.com to see how you can promote your organization as a sponsor or exhibitor at SSOP 2022.