Total and its partners in the Lake Albert oilfield development in Uganda will take a final investment decision on the first phase in June, according to the head of the country’s regulator.

“We have talked to the companies and we know what they are thinking,” Ernest Rubondo, executive director of the Petroleum Authority of Uganda, told Upstream on the sidelines of the CERAWeek by IHS Markit conference in Houston this week.

“(Project sanction) should have been last year but then there were things that made it outstanding.