Press Release: Total E&P Uganda is still confident in the progress of the Lake Albert project

These updates were shared during the National Content Supplier workshop held on 5th August 2020 and organized by Total E&P Uganda, Tullow Oil, and the Uganda Chamber of Mines and Petroleum.

  • The Uganda project is of significant importance for the Total Group and the company remains confident in the progress of the Lake Albert project as witnessed by the purchase of the additional interest in the project from Tullow Oil in line with the Group’s strategy.
  • Following the announcement of the Tullow transaction, Total E&P Uganda is currently awaiting official Government approval of the transaction while also simultaneously working on the conclusion of other prerequisites for the achievement of a Final Investment Decision (FID) for the Lake Albert project in Uganda and the associated crude oil export pipeline (EACOP).
  • We are working sequentially with the partners and the Governments of Uganda and Tanzania towards the conclusion of the Host Government Agreements, Shareholders, and Transport Tariff agreements necessary for the operationalization of the East African Crude Oil Pipeline as well as the EACOP ESIA for Uganda.
  • To restart the project activities in Uganda,
  • The company has relaunched some Call for Tender processes such as for Engineering, Procurement, Supply and Construction, Drilling and Wells, Enabling Infrastructure for the Tilenga project.
  • Within the Constraints of the COVID 19 pandemic, we are working with the Ministry of Health and other Government agencies to explore ways in which we can safely restart stakeholder engagements and land acquisition activities for RAPs 2 to 5.
  • The company remains committed to the development of the Lake Albert project and the achievement of FID as soon as possible.

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About Total E&P

In February 2012, Total E&P Uganda began operations in the Lake Albert region districts of Buliisa and Nwoya (now the Tilenga project). Total is leading the development activities towards production in the Tilenga project area where the majority of the activities are based in the Murchison Falls National Park. Working in this sensitive area requires the use of innovative and environmentally-friendly exploration and drilling methods such as the use of 3D cable-less seismic acquisition used for the first time onshore in Africa and horizontal drilling used for the first in East Africa.

Total E&P Uganda has recruited a dedicated team of social, environment, and biodiversity experts who ensure, on a daily basis, that our activities are carried out with respect to the environment, tourism and biodiversity. The company and its partners are also currently undertaking the development of the longest electrically heated pipeline in the world, the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP).

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