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Map of the Lake Albertine Rift Basin
Regulators in Uganda are reportedly in the final stages of evaluating proposed plans for field development in the country’s Lake Albertine rift basin.
The plans cover 10 oil fields that could be developed.

The developments are proposed by Total and Tullow Oil, and may help kickstart the Uganda’s efforts to commercialize their hydrocarbon resources.

“Tullow has to date submitted field development plans and petroleum reservoir reports for eight discoveries. Government has reviewed these submissions and is in discussion with Tullow with regard to content of these submissions,” Ernest Rubondo, the head of the state-run Petroleum Exploration and Production department, told press.

An official with Uganda’s energy and minerals ministry told the wire service most of the licenses were likely to be approved within the next six months.

Last September, CNOOC was awarded the first Ugandan production license for its Kingfisher development with partners Total and Tullow Oil.

The Kingfisher development is expected to produce between 30,000-40,000 bpd when it comes online in 2018.