Tilenga is a conventional oil development located onshore Uganda and is operated by Total E&P Uganda. According to GlobalData, who tracks more than 34,000 active and developing oil and gas fields worldwide, Tilenga was discovered in 2008, lies in block Exploration Area 1, PL 07/16 (Jobi Rii), PL 06/16 (Ngiri), PL 08/16 (Gunya), Exploration Area 1A, PL 03/16 (Nsoga), and PL 01/16 (Kasamene Wahrindi). Buy the profile here.

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 $4,000 m. The Tilenga conventional oil development will involve the drilling of approximately 426 wells.

Field participation details

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

Production from Tilenga

Production from the Tilenga conventional oil development project is expected to begin in 2025 and is forecast to peak in 2028, to approximately 190,000 bpd of crude oil and condensate. Based on economic assumptions, the production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2057.

Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 864.78 Mmboe, comprised of 864.78 Mmbbl of crude oil & condensate.

Contractors involved in the Tilenga conventional oil field

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

Design/FEED Engineering: McDermott International, Fluor, Ponticelli Freres and TechnipFMC

Main EPC: McDermott International, China Petrochemical and China Petroleum Engineering

EPC Contractors: Mota-Engil Uganda

Other Contractors: China National Offshore Oil, AECOM Uganda, Atacama Consulting, Africa Services Group and E-Tech International

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