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Tilenga Project Reaches New Milestone With 20 Million-Man Hours Achieved Without Lost Time Incidents

Kampala, September 12, 2023 – TotalEnergies EP Uganda has reached another key milestone on the Tilenga project – the achievement of 20 million man-hours without Lost Time Incidents (LTI). This significant industry milestone was achieved on August 10, 2023, exactly 226 days since the 10 million man-hour mark that was realized in January 2023. 

With safety at the core of its operations, TotalEnergies EP Uganda has relentlessly established and maintained a safety culture among its over 8,000 employees and contractors aimed at reinforcing continuous vigilance of all the risks and mitigations in all the company’s operations. 

At TotalEnergies, Safety is the cornerstone of the Company’s values because at the end of the day, a company that is not safe is not sustainable. We are therefore uncompromising when it comes to Safety. said Philippe GROUEIX, General Manager TotalEnergies EP Uganda. 

The achievement of this milestone reflects our collective commitment towards delivering this complex and large-scale project without accidents and puts us well on our way towards becoming one of the best performing TotalEnergies affiliates in safety. This record is underpinned by our organizational culture, permanent attention to potential risks, systematic implementation of our Safety Golden Rules, leadership commitment, training and involvement of all employees and contractors, he added.

Cyril CHAMPIGNY, TotalEnergies EP Uganda Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Director commended the role of contractors in the achievement of the safety milestone. Our HSE strategy is heavily reliant on the strict compliance of not only our staff but all contractors whilst also safeguarding community wellbeing. Therefore, it is important to note that 94% of the man-hours have been executed by our contractors and it is a tremendous reflection of our combined commitment towards minimizing risks and enhancing our safety performance on the Tilenga project. 

Key to our culture is our safety performance. We strive to be world-class in everything we do all around the world, and Tilenga is a very important part of that legacy that we hope to instill here in Uganda said, Kenneth FINDLAY, HSE Manager, McDermott – one of the Tilenga projects biggest contractor for Engineering, Procurement, Supply, Construction, and Commissioning. 

A lost time incident (LTI) is an injury sustained on the job by an employee that results in the loss of productive work time for more than 24 hours, permanent disability or even death. The measurement of LTI is a lagging indicator that is aimed at measuring a company’s incidents in the form of past accident statistics. 
                                                                                                                                                     
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 230,000 barrels of oil at the 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 by national regulations, the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, and the IFC Performance Standards. 

About TotalEnergies in Uganda
TotalEnergies has been present in Uganda since 1955 through its marketing operations and has more than 200 stations countrywide. TotalEnergies EP Uganda is an upstream affiliate that 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. 

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