“With the effective date named as 25th May, 2021 we embarked on our 43-month journey towards first oil. This schedule has been challenged several times before, but I’m glad to mention that with the schedule we have, there no point of turning back” said Kwizera
President Yoweri Museveni joined by the Omukama of Bunyoro, Rukirabasaija Agutamba Solomon Gafabusa Iguru I and the Tanzanian Official at the laying of foundattion stone for EasT African Crude Oil Pipeline Credit Wambi Michael
E&P Uganda says it expects that first oil will be out of Uganda’s Albertine
Gaben with 43 months effective from mid-May this year.
Total Energies Uganda upstream project representative, Edirisa
Kwizera is hopeful that unike the past, the timeline to Uganda’s first oil will
not be changed.
“With the effective date named as 25th May, 2021
we embarked on our 43-journey towards first oil. This schedule has been challenged
several times before, but I’m glad to mention that with the schedule we have,
there not point of turning back” said Kwizera
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Uganda mid this month signed Conditional Letters of Award for the main
surface facilities Engineering, Procurement, Supply, Construction and
Commissioning (EPSCC) as well as five (5) drilling packages for
the Tilenga project located in Nwoya and Buliisa Districts.
companies are required to construct flow lines which will convey fluids from
each of the well pads to the central processing facility. They have to develop
the well pads and construct the Central processing facility(CPF) or the main
factory for the crude oil with in the 43-month schedule.
the roadmap, twenty well pads will be situated south of River Nile
with only ten will be located North of the Nile.
Some of the companies
engaged for the work include a consortium comprising McDermott
Company and Sinopec International Petroleum Service Corporation (SINOPEC) for the
Engineering, Procurement, Supply, Construction and Commissioning (EPSCC) of the
Central Processing Facility (CPF), flowlines, and other associated surface
Others are Schlumberger
Oilfield Eastern Limited for three (3) well
engineering packages and Vallourec Oil and Gas France for well procurement package – Casing, Tubing and Associated Services.
to Engineer Kwizera , some of the work had commenced in March this
year on construction of the enabling infrastructure.
He revealed that clearing the
ground for the industrial area was completed this month.
He says they expect that roads connecting from the Central
Processing facility(CPF) to the Uganda National Road’s Authority will be ready
within a month.
Speaking at the 7th Oil and gas Convention
2021, Uganda National Roads Authority Executive Director, Allen Kagina said
there has been marked progress toward deliver what she termed as critical oil roads.
Kagina says approximately seven hundred kilometer of first class roads are
expected to be in place before first oil.
We started way back in December 2016, and as we speak now, out of the 700 kilometers,
a little over 500 are nearing completion. So there has been significant
progress”. She said
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More activity around the Tilenga project is expected around
the third quarter of this year when companies like McDermott Company and Sinopec International Petroleum and Schlumberger
are expected to place their first orders. Engineer Edirisa
Kwizera said once the orders are placed, works should commence as scheduled.
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The development of the
Tilenga project will involve the construction of6 fields to be developed. It will
produce about 190,000 barrels of crude oil per day.
It will have one Central
Processing Facility located in Buliisa and it will have 426 wells to be drilled from 31 well pads.