“The critiques are continuing so we don’t move,” Nankabirwa said. “I’m not worried, I am just annoyed”, the minister said in reference to criticism from environmental NGOs. “Uganda is a sovereign state, you cannot dictate to us. I pray I don’t come across such people.”
The minister said the insurance issue was the last real barrier to EACOP. “The rest was politics”, she said.
Kingfisher will have around 20 production wells and 11 water injection wells, from four pads.
Uganda’s government struck a defiant tone at an oil conference in Kampala, warning Europe to focus on its own problems and setting out plans for a new licensing round.
TotalEnergies and CNOOC Ltd have taken the final investment decision (FID) on Uganda’s Lake Albert development, finally triggering the start of work on the 240,000 barrel per day project.
CNOOC Uganda has confirmed a final investment decision (FID) for the Kingfisher field, marking another step forward for the Lake Albert development.