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18/11/2021 News


South African Commissioner visits Tilenga

H.E. Lulama Xingwana, the South African High commissioner to Uganda accompanied by her Deputy, Solly Sebola visited the Tilenga project on Tuesday November 16th, 2021.

The duo was accompanied by Mr. Basiima David, the Acting Director for Petroleum from the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development.

The visiting delegation was received by TotalEnergies EP’s site team led by the PROs Chris Ocowun and Badru Mugabi as well as Frank Kankiriho, Buliisa DISO who represented the RDC at TotalEnergies Buliisa Liaison Office.

Also present during the visit was SP. Chrysostom Mwaule John, the Buliisa District Police Commander and Amon Nduhura Deputy DISO Buliisa District.

South African Commissioner visits Tilenga


The South African High Commissioner to Uganda visited Kasemene-1, from where Basiiama explained to the team that this was one of the first successful wells drilled by Tullow. The well was plugged and abandoned.

TotalEnergies EP has since acquired all wells that were previously operated by Tullow, under the Tilenga project. Kasemene-1 site also has bitutainers containing sampled crude oil obtained during appraisal.

Sites toured


South African Commissioner visits Tilenga


The project sites toured by the South African High Commissioner included Kirama water project, resettlement housing project and the industrial area.

While at Kirama Water project, the visiting delegation was informed that more than 4000 people in Katanga, Katodio, Kichoke and Kirama villages now access clean and safe water from the Kirama water project.  

H.E Lulama Xingwana thanked TotalEnergies and the Government of Uganda representatives for the stewardship and promised to debrief her country which is delving for business ventures in the Oil and gas industry.


South African Commissioner visits Tilenga