This is one of our key projects alongside the joint venture partner TotalEnergies E&P Uganda B.V. the operator. It straddles Buliisa and Nwoya Districts in the North of Lake Albert.
The name is derived from the local names for kobs. In West Nile, it is called Til while in Bunyoro, it is called Engabi. The two names were merged to create the name Tilenga.
UNOC, as the Government nominee, holds 15% participating interest in the project, TotalEnergies E&P Uganda B.V., the operator, holds 56.67% while the other partner, CNOOC Uganda Limited holds 28.33%.
It covers three (03) Production Licenses (PLs) from Contract Area (CA) -1 and three (03) PLs from License Area-2. The PLs include; Jobi-Rii, Gunya, Ngiri, Kasamene-Wahrindi, Kigogole-Ngara and Nsoga.
It comprises drilling of around 400 wells (designed to reduce their impact) from 31 locations, giving a capacity of 190,000 barrels of oil per day at peak production. A 95-kilometer flow line connects it to a central processing facility (CPF) in Kasinyi, Ngwedo sub-county in Buliisa.
Other main project installations include the CPF (removes impurities), flow lines, lake water abstraction facility, a feeder line and construction camps and support bases.
The Front-End Engineering and Design (FEED) for the Project was completed in May 2018. The Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) was completed, and a certificate issued by the National Environment Management Authority in April 2019. In addition to the ESIA, TotalEnergies undertook a comprehensive biodiversity action plan to ensure that the ecosystem is not affected. The Avoid - Reduce - Compensate principle is strictly applied throughout the project.
The final investment decision (FID) for the project was announced in February 2022 alongside that for sister project Kingfisher Development Area and the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP).