The second civil war in Sudan (1983-2005) caused the death of nearly two million people and forcibly displaced some ten million people. In response to the massive human suffering, the United Nations set up the the largest humanitarian operation of its time, Operation Lifeline Sudan. Dozens of international NGO’s and UN agencies worked in the conflict areas to support and aid civilians. Their monitoring and reporting of events has made Sudan’s civil war one of the best documented conflicts in recent African history.

European Coalition on Oil in Sudan published in June 2010 the report Unpaid Debt, The Legacy of Lundin, Petronas and OMV in Block 5A, Sudan 1997. This report formed the basis of the Swedish investigation in to alleged complicity to war crimes, crimes that former chairman Ian Lundin and CEO Alex Schneiter are to be tried of beginning in September, 2023.

Under Documentation you will find the main publicly available reports about the oil operations in Block 5A.

Click here for a fairly comprehensive database with information about the Sudan’s oil sector in the public domain.

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