A new wave of oil and gas developments is expected
in the Albertine Graben’s Tilenga project valued at over two billion dollars while the deal was awarded to foreign firms, Ugandans can still cash in.
The participation of Ugandans depends on how prepared to take advantage of the local and national content provisions in the oil and gas laws.
from one of the companies chosen by Total to develop the Tilenga project says
Ugandan companies will definitely take part of the two-billion-dollar deal.
Jason Williams, a senior Director
Middle East and Africa with McDermott
International says his consortium Sinopec International Petro will ensure that
Ugandan companies take part of the jobs.
at the virtual 7th Oil and Gas Convention 2021, Jason William, also
the Global Subcontracting lead says they will ensure compliance with local and
national content requirements of jobs and deals for Ugandans.
McDermott International, Ltd and Sinopec International Petro consortium will
going to building the Central Processing facility for Tielnga. It has been
tasked by Total to reinject produced water from the Central Processing
Facility(CPF) and Lake water abstraction.
says with all those in mind, Ugandans should be prepared either through joint ventures,
or individual companies for subcontracts in support and operations where a
construction camp and the facility crossing River Nile.
done many projects in Africa, I would like to start all my contracting strategy
discussions with a discussion with adherence to national content discussions.
And also the fact that national content is at the end of the day McDermott and Sinopec
our partner is going to create a legacy in Uganda and transfer those skills and
legacy over the next number of years” said Jason Williams
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kind of goods and services are ring-fenced for Ugandans?
of the jobs and services at this stage will according to Williams require joint
ventures and partnership by Ugandan plaers.
The consortium’s construction /
execution strategy provides for areas like supply of building materials like cement,
stones etc ring-fenced for Uganda.
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ventures or individuals preparing to earn from the deal should be prepared to
undergoes a competitive tendering process.
construction of camp s and the central processing facility among others is projected to create
between 2500-3000 people at the peak of the project.
from the jobs, firms registered under the national oil and gas supplier’s data
base can win deals in areas like camp management facilities, power generation
to the camp, medical services and temporary construction facilities.
terms of support services, Jason Williams revealed that everything from personnel
management, payroll and HR services will be needed from Ugandans.
While Jason William’s
said the flow line in terms of requirement will have to be strictly complied
with during the execution phase, Total E&P Uganda General Manager Pierre
Jessua there could be some flexibility but under some unforeseen circumstances .
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Director Fort Development and Production Alex Nyombi said the McDermott International and Sinopec
International Petro consortium deal were vetted by the government before it was
awarded by Total.
He says the
consortium will be required to advertise all the subcontracting deals so that
to ensure a level ground during the tendering process.
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Tilenga project is located in the Lake Albert Basin, Republic of Uganda and is the centerpiece of oil projects projected to bring investments of over $10 billion to Uganda and Tanzania. Tilenga includes six oil fields and will feature 426 oil wells at full production.
Construction and commissioning (EPCC) services for the development of an onshore oil field that 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 flowlines.