Total E&P Uganda has signed Conditional Letters of Award for the main surface facilities Engineering, Procurement, Supply, Construction and Commissioning (EPSCC) as well as five drilling packages for the Tilenga project located in Nwoya and Buliisa districts.
These conditional awards are a first step that allows for the launching of the detailed engineering and procurement activities before the final approval by the Partners.
The letters are with respect to a Consortium comprising CB&I UK Limited (a McDermott Company) and Sinopec International Petroleum Service Corporation (SINOPEC) for the Engineering, Procurement, Supply, Construction and Commissioning (EPSCC) of the Central Processing Facility (CPF), flowlines, and other associated surface facilities.
Schlumberger Oilfield Eastern Limited for three well-engineering packages which include; Upper Completions, Artificial Lift, and Associated Service, Directional Drilling, Well logging, Measurements-while-drilling, Buttonhole Assembly, Data Transmission & Real-Time Operation Centre Services and Wellheads, Christmas Trees and Associated Services.
The latters were also awarded to Vallourec Oil and Gas France for one well procurement package;Casing, Tubing and Associated Services and ZPEB Uganda Co. Limited for one rigs package for Onshore Drilling Rigs, Tubular Running and Fishing Services.
“Following a comprehensive, competitive and thorough tender evaluation and contracting process that began with the phased submission of Front-End Engineering and Design (FEED) proposals to ensure project optimization, we are pleased to sign these conditional letters of award for the Tilenga project to these five highly qualified industry players.” Pierre Jessua, General Manager, Total E&P Uganda.
“The launch of these contracts underscores our commitment to developing the Tilenga project while maximising value and viability of the project, and observing the most stringent Health, Safety, Social, Environment and Quality standards to which the contractor must adhere,” Jessua said.
The companies above have also made significant commitments to promoting National content through employing Ugandans, use of Ugandan goods and services and technology transfer.