Total E&P Uganda General Manager Pierre Jessua in statement on Monday the selection of the five companies followed what he described as a comprehensive and thorough tender evaluation and contracting process.
Petroluem AuthorityyBoard Chairperson Dr. Jane N. Mulemwa Muleme (L) chats with Total E&P Uganda General Manager Pierre Jessua at the Tielnga Project EIA public hearing Uganda Genera Manager Pieere Jesua (C)
Total E&P Uganda has
signed five packages for drillings of oil wells in Nwoya and Bulisa districts
under the Tilenga project. The approximately two-billion-dollar
deal will also provide for surface facilities Engineering, Procurement, Supply,
Construction and Commissioning (EPSCC).
awards are a first step that allows for the launching of the detailed engineering
and procurement activities before the final approval by the partners.
Total E&P Uganda General Manager Pierre Jessua
in a statement on Monday the selection of the five companies followed what he
described as a comprehensive and thorough tender evaluation and contracting
launch of these contracts underscores our commitment to developing the Tilenga
project while maximising the value and viability of the project, and observing the
most stringent Health, Safety, Social, Environment and Quality standards to
which the contractor must adhere,” said Pierre Jessua, General Manager, Total
the companies above have also made significant commitments to promoting
National content through employing Ugandans, use of Ugandan goods/services and
“Thanks to this first step, the Tilenga project
development phase has a target to achieve the first oil in 43 months. All the
companies will deploy their years of expertise and best-in-class technology to
delivering the project while also ensuring sustainable value retention in the
economy through promotion of national content,” said Pierre Jessua
Among those awarded is a consortium of a subsidiary of McDermott
International, Ltd and Sinopec International Petroleum Service Corporation. The formal
contract award remains subject to Tilenga Partners approval. Others include; Schlumberger
Oilfield Eastern Limitedfor three (3) well-engineering packages
and Upper Completions, Artificial Lift, and Associated Services.
A Ugandan company ZPEB Uganda Co. Limitedis one of
those to take a pie of the lucrative deal. It is to winone (1)
rigs package for Onshore Drilling Rigs, Tubular Running and Fishing Services.
project is expected to attract over USD10 billion
in investments in Uganda and Tanzania. It includes six oil fields and will feature
426 oil wells at full production will generate up to 200,000 barrels per day
(BPD). It will consist of 31 well pads connected to a central processing
facility (CPF) via buried flow lines. A central processing facility located in Buliisa, outside the
Murchison Falls National Park.
Reports about this deal were last week broken by McDermott
International, Ltd and Sinopec International Petroleum Service Corporation.
"This is a
the first step which allows launching the detailed engineering and procurement
activities before the final approval by the Partners. This prestigious project
demonstrates the continuity and strength of our business relationship with
TotalEnergies and their partners CNOOC International of China and Uganda National Oil Company (UNOC),"
said Tareq Kawash, Senior Vice President, Europe, Middle East, Africa.
"This is a momentous and essential
project for Uganda for the development of its
national companies and citizens—and as we continue to grow our footprint in Africa, we are committed to expanding local content
opportunities in the communities in which we operate." The project will
stimulate economic growth in Uganda and create
up to 20,000 direct and indirect jobs, bringing a significant number of
meaningful training opportunities for the local labour force.
committed to implementing these projects in a manner that fully addresses the
sensitive environmental context and the needs of all stakeholders in the area.
important step further strengthens years of successful collaboration with
TotalEnergies on a wide portfolio of world-class projects in the Offshore,
Petrochemicals and LNG segments—where TotalEnergies is a major stakeholder,"
said Samik Mukherjee, McDermott's Group Senior
Vice President for Projects.
The project will
be led from McDermott's offices West of London, United
Kingdom and Sinopec's office in Yangzhou, China,
before transitioning to Uganda for the
construction activities. Work began in the second quarter of 2021 and the first oil is
expected in 2025.