15/03/2023 Press release
TOTALENERGIES EP UGANDA UNVEILS 200 UGANDANS TO JOIN THE TILENGA ACADEMY
Kampala, March 15, 2023 – TotalEnergies EP Uganda has today unveiled 200 Ugandan youth who have been selected from the Tilenga MOOC to join the Tilenga Academy training program aimed at empowering youth with skills and international certifications to work on the Tilenga project during the production phase.
The selected candidates will receive training for 2.5 years at various locations starting with the Uganda Petroleum Institute in Kigumba (UPIK) followed by international Oil and Gas training centres and hands-on experience during Tilenga project installation and commissioning.
The courses to be undertaken include Theoretical training in Oil and Gas, Production, Maintenance, as well as Health, Safety and Environment. 31% of the trainees will specialise in Production, 27% in Mechanical Maintenance, 26% in Instrumentation Maintenance, and 16% in Electrical Maintenance.
“National content development is at the heart of our operations and underpins our commitment to achieving shared prosperity for Uganda and Ugandans because of this great project. When we launched the Tilenga MOOC in 2022, our objective was clear, to ensure that we maximise awareness and participation of Ugandans in the oil and gas sector,” said Philippe GROUEIX, General Manager, TotalEnergies EP Uganda.
“I am particularly proud to highlight the diversity of the selected trainees,” he added. The first cohort comprising 100 trainees is expected to be mobilized on site in the first quarter of 2025, while the second cohort will be mobilized in the second half of 2025. The successful trainees will have the opportunity to work at site on the Tilenga project.
About the Tilenga Project
The Tilenga project is implemented by TotalEnergies EP Uganda on behalf of the Government of Uganda in the Albertine Region. The Tilenga project will produce 190,000 kboed at plateau from the 6 fields of Ngiri, Jobi Rii, Gunya, Mputa-Nzizi-Waraga, Kasemene-Wahrindi, Kigogole-Ngara, Nsoga and Ngege fields. Over 400 oil wells will be constructed on 31 well pads to produce oil and gas resources. The first oil production is projected to start in 2025. TotalEnergies EP Uganda is committed to undertaking the Tilenga project in accordance with national regulations, the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and with the IFC Performance Standards.
About TotalEnergies in Uganda
TotalEnergies has been present in Uganda since 1955 through its marketing operations and has more 200 stations countrywide. TotalEnergies EP Uganda is an upstream affiliate which is leading the development activities towards production in the Tilenga project area - Contract Area 1 (CA-1) and Licence Area 2 North (LA-2N) within the Albertine Region.
TotalEnergies is a global multi-energy company that produces and markets energies: oil and biofuels, natural gas and green gases, renewables, and electricity. Our more than 100,000 employees are committed to energy that is ever more affordable, cleaner, more reliable, and accessible to as many people as possible. Active in more than 130 countries, TotalEnergies puts sustainable development in all its dimensions at the heart of its projects and operations to contribute to the well-being of people.
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