CNOOC International is one of the largest oil and gas companies in Uganda's energy sector and owns one-third interests in each of Exploration Areas (EA) EA1/1A, EA2 and Kingfisher. Our partners are Total E&P Uganda (33.3%) and Tullow Oil (33.3%). CNOOC International operates the Kingfisher production license.
These blocks, located in the Lake Albert Rift Basin, are in one of the most promising basins for oil and gas resources in Africa.
In 2016, development and production licenses for eight oil fields in the EA 1 and EA 2 blocks were issued by the government. In 2017, the front-end engineering design (FEED) of the blocks was initiated and the intergovernmental agreement for an oil pipeline was signed and the FEED was completed.
CNOOC International also completed the FEED for ground construction and drilling on block EA 3A in 2017.
Please see our Environmental and Social Impact Assessment for the Kingfisher Oil Development.