Uganda will start drilling its first oil well in the Kingfisher oil field today. According to the state petroleum agency by 2025 the first of a potential one point four billion barrels of oil will be pumped from wells across the mid-western region.
The Petroleum Authority of Uganda in a tweet said the event will mark another milestone and move a step closer to first oil drilling and production. President Yoweri Museveni is due to officiate the event.
The Kingfisher oil field is operated by China’s CNOOC, while the second Tilenga oil field is operated by France’s TotalEnergies.