• The Republic of Chad is a landlocked country in north-central Africa bordered by Libya to the north, Sudan to the East, Niger to the West, Cameroon and the Central African Republic to the South.
  • Chad is an oil exporting country. Many western companies are working in the oil sector of Chad.
  • The capital city is N’Djamena.
  • Chad received its independence in 1960.
  • Chad’s total area is 1,284,000 sq. km.
  • 2011 population estimate: 12.0 million. Just over half of Chad’s population are Muslims. About one third are Christians and the remainder follow traditional religions. The country has a good record of religious tolerance.
  • French and Arabic are the official languages.
  • 98% of the population live in the semi-arid plains of Central Chad and wooded Savannah of the South.
  • Chad has been a democratically elected government since 1996.
  • Historically, cotton was the main export along with gun Arabic and cattle.
  • The main oil production is from the Doba basin operated by a consortium of Exxon, Chevron and Petronas. This consortium also operates the Chad-Cameroon export pipeline.
  • Oil exports started in 2003, current oil exports are approximately 115,000 bbl/day.
Map of Chad

Map of Chad

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President Idriss Déby Itno of the Republic of Chad.

Mr. Lutfur Rahman Khan, President & CEO of State Oil Company Canada Ltd. and President Idriss Déby Itno of the Republic of Chad.

Meeting with President Idriss Déby Itno

State Oil Company Canada Ltd.’s delegation meeting with President Idriss Déby Itno of the Republic of Chad.

Oil Pipeline Project

State has signed an Agreement with the Government of Chad to build an oil pipeline from the Niger-Chad border to connect with the existing Chad-Cameroon export pipeline.

The pipeline will ship oil from oilfields in Eastern Niger close to the Chad-Niger border and from the Lac Chad basin in Chad. The Governments of Chad and Niger signed a protocol agreement for the building of a pipeline from the eastern border of Niger to connect with the Chad-Cameroon export pipeline.

The pipeline will be ± 950 km. long and will pass close to Lac Chad through the Lac Chad basin area. The land along the proposed route is mostly flat with no major geological features. The pipeline will be buried along most of its route.

Country Terrain

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