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TotalEnergies Briefs President Museveni on Oil Project Progress


TotalEnergies Briefs President Museveni on Oil Project Progress

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni on Monday met with Mr. Nicolas Terraz, President for Exploration and Production at TotalEnergies, during his courtesy visit to State House-Entebbe.

Mr. Terraz, who has been inspecting the oil exploration sites as part of the Tilenga project, provided President Museveni with an update on the project’s progress and sought further support to ensure its success.

“I visited the Tilenga sites and the pipeline. The drilling and pipeline activities are proceeding very well,” he said. Mr. Terraz also noted that the oil project currently employs over 8,000 Ugandans.

President Museveni extended a warm welcome to Mr. Terraz in Uganda and affirmed the government’s commitment to supporting the project to achieve favorable outcomes. Accompanying Mr. Terraz were Mr. Mike Sangster, Senior Vice President for Africa at Total Energies; Mr. Philippe Groueix, General Manager of TotalEnergies EP Uganda; Mr. Martin Tiffen, Managing Director of the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP); and Ms. Mariam Nampeera, Deputy General Manager of Total Energies EP Uganda.

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

Total Energies, a global integrated energy company operating in over 130 countries, is committed to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050 or earlier and promoting sustainable development in the countries where it operates.

In Uganda, the Tilenga project, operated by Total Energies, involves the development of six oil fields and the drilling of approximately 400 wells across 31 locations. Oil extracted will be transported to the Tanzanian port of Tanga via a 1,443 km underground pipeline.

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