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A consortium led by China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) has announced an oil discovery near the Adar oilfield in Block 3. New oil minister Awow Daniel Chuang told Platts the discovery was estimated to contain 300m barrels of recoverable oil.The discovery could potentially be tied back to the nearby Adar production facilities, from where oil is sent to a central processing plant at Paloch, then piped north to Port Sudan for export.