Tilenga is a conventional oil development located onshore Uganda and is operated by Total E&P Uganda. Discovered in 2008, Tilenga 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).

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 TotalEnergies, Uganda National Oil and China National Offshore 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 1,90,000 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: Fluor, McDermott International, Ponticelli Freres and TechnipFMC

Main EPC: China Petrochemical and McDermott International

EPC Contractors: Mota-Engil Uganda

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


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