Total resumes oil search in northern Uganda

|By:, SA News Editor

Total (TOT) says it has resumed oil exploration activities in northern Uganda's Lake Albertine rift basin, a month after suspending operations in the formerly war-ravaged region following the discovery of unexploded ammunition.

TOT, which jointly owns block 1 in the oil-rich basin with Tullow Oil (TUWLF, TUWOY) and Cnooc (CEO), suspended operations in September after company workers discovered the ammunition at two separate locations.