Uganda timeline

2004

Tullow gains interests in three Ugandan licences through the Energy Africa acquisition.

2D seismic acquired over Kaiso-Tonya area in Block 2

2005

Tullow gains interests in three Ugandan licences through the Energy Africa acquisition.

2006

January:

Mputa-1 discovery proves working hydrocarbon system with 33° Degrees API oil.

March:

Waraga-1 well discovers oil and flow tests recorded at over 12,000 bopd.

October:

Kingfisher-1 discovers oil in Block 3A.

2007

January:

Tullow acquires Hardman Resources gaining 100% interest and operatorship of Block 2.

March:

Kingfisher-1 flow test recorded at over 13,000 bopd.

July-December:

2D and 3D seismic campaigns and further discoveries in Kaiso-Tonya region.

2009

January - July:

Significant breakthrough in Butiaba area in Blocks 1 and 2 with seven discoveries including five wells proving up the prolific Victoria Nile Delta play.

September:

Kingfisher-2 appraisal well test recorded at 14,000 bopd.

December:

Kingfisher-3 appraisal well establishes significant oil field.

2009

January:

Largest basin discovery to date made at the Jobi-Rii field (formally Buffalo-Giraffe).

February:

Integrated project team established as commercial threshold for development exceeded.

August:

Ngassa-2 discovery announced.

October:

Dataroom opened to facilitate the sale of up to 50% of Tullow's interests in the Lake Albert Rift Basin.

2010

January:

Tullow exercises its right of pre-emption over the Heritage Blocks 1 and 3A sales process.

January-July:

Successful appraisal drilling in Block 2 at Kasamene-2, Kasamene-3 and Nzizi-3.

2011

March:

MoU signed between Tullow and the Government of Uganda

Uganda SPAs signed between Tullow, CNOOC and Total for $2.9bn total cash consideration

2012

February:

New PSCs approved by the Government of Uganda allowing the completion of the farmdown to CNOOC and Total.

2014

February:

Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Government of Uganda and Partners agreeing a commercialisation plan for the Lake Albert discoveries.

2015

August:

A joint communiqué from the Governments of Kenya and Uganda was issued on 10 August 2015 which stated that, “the two Heads of State agreed on the use of the Northern Route i.e. Hoima-Lokichar-Lamu for the development of the crude oil pipeline.” 

2016

April:

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.

August:

Government of Uganda awards Tullow and Total eight Production Licences over fields in the EA1 and EA2 blocks.