- The Ugandan basin had, until very recently, been divided in 17 different exploration zones situated within blocks 1, 2, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D, 4A, 4B and 5, with blocks 2 and 3A covering almost all of Ugandan's territorial waters of Lake Albert.
- However, in a recent farm-down deal still subject to approval by the Ugandan government, Tullow Oil is to transfer 21.57% of its 33.33% interest in Exploration Areas 1, 1A, 2 and 3A in Uganda to Total and also transfer operatorship of Block 2 to Total.
- On the Congolese side of Lake Edward, Block 4 is currently held by an American-Canadian joint venture, Albatroz Oil DRC, and Block 5 is operated by London-based Soco International.
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