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 80 exploration and production licences across 16 countries which are managed as three Business Delivery Teams: West Africa, East Africa and New Ventures. 

2017 Annual Report & Accounts

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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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Group overview



Tullow has a balanced portfolio of exploration, development and production assets which are split into three Business Delivery Teams: West Africa, East Africa and New Ventures. 

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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.