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Total in Uganda

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The Total Group has been in Uganda since 1955 through the Marketing and Services division for which it is the market leader with over 129 fuel stations. In 2010,  the company also established an exploration and production affiliate Total E&P Uganda.

Total M&S Uganda: 60 years and growing

Total M&S was incorporated in 1955 and marks sixty three years of operations in Uganda. Over these years, we have grown to become the leading service provider in the country. We have the 2nd largest distribution network of 129 active service stations countrywide offering a full range of petroleum products and services. In January 2015, Total Uganda kicked off celebrations to mark 60 years of doing business in Uganda. This coincided with the unveiling of the new image of its service stations with a more contemporary and environmentally friendly look. In 2016, Total Uganda introduced TOTAL EXCELLIUM, a new line of specific fuels that clean engines,  provide lasting protection to ensure they perform better, use less fuel and produce fewer polluting emissions. This is in line with the group’s vision of “Committed to better energy” which means safer, cleaner, more efficient, more innovative and more accessible energy.

Total E&P Uganda: Pioneering new technology in East Africa

In February 2012, Total E&P Uganda began operations in the Lake Albert region districts of Buliisa and Nwoya (now the Tilenga project). Total is leading the development activities towards production in the Tilenga project area where majority of the activities are based in the Murchison Falls National Park. Working in this sensitive area requires the use of innovative and environmentally friendly exploration and drilling methods such as the use of 3D cable-less seismic acquisition used for the first time on shore in Africa and horizontal drilling used for the first in East Africa. Total E&P Uganda has recruited a dedicated team of social, environment and biodiversity experts who ensure, on a daily basis, that our activities are carried out with respect to the environment, tourism and biodiversity. The company and its partners are also currently undertaking the development of the longest electrically heated pipeline in the world, the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP).

Our Partners

A profile of CNOOC Limited

CNOOC Limited (the "Company", together with its subsidiaries, or the "Group"), is the largest producer of offshore crude oil and natural gas in China and one of the largest independent oil and gas exploration and production companies in the world. The Group mainly engages in exploration, development, production and the sale of oil and natural gas. The Group's core operation areas are Bohai, Western South China Sea, Eastern South China Sea and East China Sea in offshore China. Overseas, the Group has oil and gas assets in Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Oceania and Europe. China National Offshore Oil Corporation is the Company's largest shareholder. It currently holds approximately 64.44% of the Company's shares. CNOOC limited is listed on three stock exchanges, including New York, Toronto and Hong Kong. Standard & Poor's has issued a credit rating of AA- for CNOOC limited, while Moody's has issued a credit rating of Aa3. Both ratings are consistent with the rating agencies' respective credit ratings for the People's Republic of China.

 

Total and CNOOC Limited partnering for oil development in Uganda

Total E&P Uganda is partnering with CNOOC Uganda Limited (an overseas branch of CNOOC Limited) in the development of Uganda’s oil resources in the Lake Albert region. In 2012, Tullow Oil farmed-down an agreement with Total E&P Uganda and CNOOC Uganda Limited in which they each acquired a 33.3% interest in the Lake Albert Exploration Areas 1, 1A-Lyec, 2 and 3-Kingfisher. Each of the 3 partners has an equal stake in the exploration area operated by its partner. CNOOC Uganda Limited and Tullow Oil therefore have an equal stake in Total E&P Uganda’s operations in the Murchison Falls National Park. CNOOC Uganda Limited received a Production License for the Kingfisher area in September 2013. Together, the partners will soon move into the development phase of these oil resources.

About Tullow Oil plc

Tullow is a leading independent oil & gas, exploration and production group, quoted on the London, Irish and Ghanaian stock exchanges (symbol: TLW). The Group has interests in over 130 exploration and production licences across 22 countries which are managed as three regional business units: West & North Africa, South & East Africa and Europe, South America and Asia.

Total partnering with Tullow to develop Uganda’s oil resources

In 2011, Tullow farmed-down to Total E&P Uganda and CNOOC Ltd in an agreement that saw each of the three partners acquiring equal stakes of 33.3% interest in the Lake Albert Exploration Areas 1, 1A-Lyec, 2 and 3-Kingfisher. According to the decision of the government of Uganda, Total E&P Uganda became the operator of Block 1, Tullow the operator of Block 2 and CNOOC operator of the Block 3A. Together, the partners have concluded all the exploration activities and will soon move into the development phase of Uganda’s oil resources.

About the Uganda National Oil Company

Uganda National Oil Company (UNOC) was established under Section 42 of the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Act and Section 7 of the Petroleum (Refining, Conversion, Transmission and Midstream Storage) Act, both of 2013. UNOC was incorporated under the Company’s Act of 2012 as a limited liability company wholly owned by the government of Uganda. Its overall function is to handle the state’s commercial interests in the petroleum sector and to ensure that the resource is exploited in a sustainable manner.

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