Since the first discovery was made at Mputa-1 in 2006, Tullow has drilled over 80 wells in the Albert Rift Basin and proven recoverable resources of around 1.7 billion barrels of oil.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) agreeing a commercialisation plan with the Government of Uganda was signed on 5 February 2014. The MoU concept involves an integrated development of the upstream with a production plateau in excess of 200,000 bopd, an export pipeline and a refinery of 60,000 bopd to be developed in a modular manner starting with 30,000 bopd.
Following Tullow’s success in neighbouring Kenya, the development of an East Africa regional project with a joint export pipeline was considered. However in April 2016, it was agreed by the Governments of Uganda and Kenya that the two countries would develop separate, standalone export pipelines for their oil resources. In Uganda, Tullow is now working with the Government of Uganda and our Partners on the development of the significant resources through a Uganda-Tanzania pipeline.
Development progress to date in Uganda has included the completion of all appraisal activities and pre-FEED studies. These studies and field development plans will inform discussions as we progress towards potential FID. Preparation for FEED is under way. Production licences for EA1 and EA2 were awarded in August 2016, marking an important milestone to move the Uganda development project forwards.