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Over 8,000 Ugandans currently employed by oil project – TotalEnergies

Kampala, (UG):- More than 8,000 Ugandans are currently employed by the Country’s Oil Project, Mr Nicolas Terraz, the TotalEnergies President for Exploration and Production revealed while meeting President Yoweri Museveni at State House – Entebbe yesterday, Monday 22nd April 2024.

Mr. Terraz, who has been visiting the oil exploration sites under the Tilenga project, briefed President Museveni on the progress of the project and also solicited more support to ensure the
success of the operations.

He said, “I visited the sites at Tilenga and the pipeline. The drilling and pipeline activities are going on very well”.

President Museveni welcomed Mr Terraz to Uganda and assured him of the government’s support to ensure the project yields positive results.

Mr. Terraz was accompanied by Mr. Mike Sangster, the Senior Vice President of Africa-Total Energies, Mr. Philippe Groueix, General Manager of TotalEnergies EP Uganda, Mr. Martin Tiffen, Managing Director-East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) and Ms. Mariam Nampeera, the Deputy General Manager Total Energies EP Uganda.

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The meeting was also attended by the Minister of Energy and Mineral Development, Hon.Ruth Nankabirwa, the Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, Hon. Matia Kasaijja and officials from the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development.

Meanwhile, Total Energies which operates in over 130 nations worldwide, is a global integrated energy company that produces and markets fuel natural gas and electricity. Their commitment is tagged on the desire to achieve net zero emissions by or before 2050 as well as to foster sustainable development in countries the company operates.

In Uganda, the Tilenga project is operated by Total Energies and it includes the development of 6 oil fields and the drilling of about 400 wells from 31 locations.

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Oil will be transported to the Tanzanian port of Tanga via a 1,443 km underground pipeline.

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