About us

Africa's leading independent oil company

Tullow Oil is a leading independent oil and gas exploration and production company. The Group has interests in over 100 exploration and production licences across 18 countries which are managed as three Business Delivery Teams: West Africa, East Africa and New Ventures. 

Our Business Model

Our business model brings together the different parts of our business to create value in a responsible and disciplined manner.

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Our story

From a small Irish town called Tullow in 1985, to where we are today.

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Board of Directors

Our Executive and non-executive Directors bring a broad range of experience to the Board.

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Governance & Risk management

Strong and effective risk management is central to how we run our business.

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The oil life cycle

The journey from an initial discovery to long-term production.

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TEN first oil

The TEN Project is Tullow's second major offshore development in Ghana. First oil was achieved in August 2016. This milestone was reached on time and on budget, three years after the Plan of Development was approved by the Government of Ghana in May 2013.

Group overview


Finding, developing and producing the natural resources of a country presents an opportunity to:

  • Create jobs
  • Develop capacity in parts of the national workforce
  • Create local business opportunities
  • Encourage foreign direct investment through our international supply chain

This is an opportunity we thrive on, and is part of Tullow’s DNA. We also recognise that paying our taxes in our countries of operation is an important commercial, legal and moral obligation. Tullow not only supports this obligation, but is transparent about what tax payments we make.

Creating value for our host countries

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Tullow has a balanced portfolio of exploration and production assets in Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe. 

We have interests in over 120 licences across 21 countries.

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