Uganda has made its early steps towards the development phase with the engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning (EPCC) services contract for the Tilenga Project awarded to a consortium of a subsidiary of McDermott International, Ltd and Sinopec International.
The Tilenga project which includes six oil fields and will feature 426 oil wells at full production is located in the Lake Albert Basin, Republic of Uganda and is the centerpiece of oil projects projected to bring investments of over $10bn to Uganda and Tanzania. It will consist of 31 well pads connected to a central processing facility (CPF) via buried flowlines.
This new report looks into the various aspects of the development phase project scope starting with the development of the nine oilfields and the supporting facilities such as camps. The report looks into initial project schedule and phases with first dives into the expected contracts into the first six months and overall project schedule thereafter.
Later the report addresses the preliminary well pad schedule for the three rigs as well as services and goods to be provided by Ugandan companies. This is particularly important as the government pushes for local content in the project and the license holders promise to involve local enterprises as a way to acquire a social operating license.
The report also unbundles other support infrastructure projects including the Kabaale industrial park, the refinery and the East African Crude Oil pipeline (EACOP). Under the EACOP construction phase the report looks at the route, design and planned facilities while it considers the cost-benefit ratio of the refinery.
Lastly the report highlights the technical attributes of the EACOP and Tilenga feeder along the five spreads before concluding in the pipeline characteristics.