Kingfisher is a conventional oil development located onshore Uganda and is operated by CNOOC Uganda. Discovered in 2006, Kingfisher lies in block Exploration Area 3A and PL 1/12 (Kingfisher).

The project is currently in construction stage and is expected to start commercial production in 2025. Final investment decision (FID) of the project was approved in 2022. The development cost is expected to be $1,500 m. The Kingfisher conventional oil development will involve the drilling of approximately 31 wells.

Field participation details

The field is owned by China National Offshore Oil, Uganda National Oil and TotalEnergies.

Production from Kingfisher

Production from the Kingfisher conventional oil development project is expected to begin in 2025 and is forecast to peak in 2028, to approximately 40,125 bpd of crude oil and condensate. Based on economic assumptions, the production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2045.

Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 189.43 Mmboe, comprised of 189.43 Mmbbl of crude oil & condensate.

Contractors involved in the Kingfisher conventional oil field

Some of the key contractors involved in the Kingfisher project as follows.

Design/FEED Engineering: China National Offshore Oil and Petrofac

Main EPC: China Petroleum Engineering

EPC Contractors: Excel Construction

Other Contractors: TecLab


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