Nile Valley Petroleum Limited (NVPL) is Qalaa Holdings’ oil and gas exploration and production platform company operating in Sudan and South Sudan. In June 2008, NVPL started acquiring participating interests in three highly promising blocks: Blocks 9 and 11 in Sudan’s central region, and Block A in South Sudan.

The three blocks currently cover a total area of 226,768 square km and comprise several rift basins that have high potential for oil accumulation which are not yet fully explored. In addition, the blocks are ideally located close to the existing oil infrastructure.

The three blocks are operated by Sudapak Operating Company Limited (Sudapak), which was established by the contractors’ group of Blocks 9, 11 and A to conduct and manage petroleum operations relating to the three blocks on behalf of the shareholders.