Government of Uganda signs MoU with Government of Tanzania, Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation and Total E&P Uganda on crude oil export pipeline framework
Uganda, Tanzania, Total E&P Uganda and Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation sign Memorandum of understanding on crude oil export pipeline framework.
KAMPALA 12 OCTOBER 2015;
Government of the Republic of Uganda, the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania, the Tanzanian Petroleum Development Corporation and Total E&P Uganda have a today signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the crude oil pipeline development principles. The MOU also provides for other participants to join in the process of assessing and developing this route option.
The MoU creates a working framework for the potential development of a crude export…
Call for Comments on Draft Uganda Standards for Oil and Gas Upstream Equipment and Materials
Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) in collaboration with the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development (MEMO), through the Technical Committee (UNBS/ TC 16/ SC2) is developing Standards for the oil and gas upstream equipment and materials. The committee has completed discussions and adopted the following draft standards.
1. DUS ISO 21457:2010- Petroleum, petrochemical and natural gas industriesMaterials selection and corrosion control for oil and gas production systems.
2. DUS ISO 10416:2008- Petroleum and natural gas industries- Drilling fluidsLaboratory testing.
3. DUS ISO 13501:2011- Petroleum and natural gas industries- Drilling fluids Processing equipment evaluation.
4. DUS ISO 10426-4:2004- Petroleum and…
Energy Week is round the corner
“Energy Week is round the corner! Don’t miss the Energy Week Exhibition. Come and buy affordable, clean and energy saving products like improved cook stoves, energy savers, gas cookers and solar lamps.”
Energy Week 2015 Exhibition by Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development will be held at UMA Conference Hall Parking Lot 14th to 19th September 2015, from 8:00am – 6:00pm
To participate in the Energy Week 2015 exhibition, please apply to:
The Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development,
P. O. Box 7270 Kampala.
Attention: Musiime Emmer Rava, Room B202, Amber House.
For further information…
Government Shortlists 16 firms in Uganda’s First Petroleum Licensing Round
Government of Uganda has concluded the evaluation of Applications for Qualification from the 17 firms that submitted the Applications
Dr. F.A Kabagambe-Kaliisa, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Energy & Mineral Development, said: “16 of the 17 firms that submitted the Applications met the evaluation criteria as spelt out in the Request for Qualification document and will therefore proceed to the Request for Proposal stage of this licensing round. The firms were evaluated based on their technical competence, financial capabilities, legal qualifications as well as National Content and Health Safety and Environment track record.”
The 16 successful firms are;…
Uganda’s Licensing Round Applicants Represent Right Blend of Oil Companies.
Uganda’s first competitive licensing round has attracted the right blend of companies required for exploration, development and production of any additional oil and gas resources in the country.
Petroleum exploration and production companies can be grouped into small, medium, large and major companies using the following market capitalization thresholds:-
- small if the market cap is less than $5billion;
- medium if the market cap is between $5bn and $25bn;
- large if the market cap is above $25bn;and
- major if the market capitalization is over $100billion
Currently, Uganda has a blend of companies which include one major, Total whose market…
Government Incorporates the National Oil Company (NOC)
Government of Uganda has concluded the process of incorporating the Uganda National Oil Company Limited. The company which was registered at the end of June 2015 is now a legal entity.
The Petroleum Exploration, Development and Production Act 2013 provides for the establishment of a National Oil Company incorporated, under the Companies Act. The Act also provides that the National Oil Company shall be wholly owned by the State to manage Uganda's commercial aspects of petroleum activities and the participating interests of the State in the petroleum agreements.
Dr. Kabagambe Kaliisa, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Energy and…
Progress of Implementation of the National Oil and Gas Policy for Uganda, August 2015
The National Oil and Gas Policy for Uganda (NOGP) which was formulated through an extensive consultative process and approved in 2008 is the key framework guiding the development of the oil and gas sector in the country. NOGP together with its popular version which has been translated into eleven languages can be accessed at www.petroleum.go.ug and www.energyandminerals.go.ug.
The Policy was developed to comprehensively address issues of exploration, development, production, utilization and commercialisation of the country’s petroleum resources following the confirmation of commercial petroleum reserves in the country in 2006. The discovery of petroleum in the country created excellent opportunities…
Call for Comments on Draft Uganda Standards on Petroleum Refining and Transportation
Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) through the technical committee on Petroleum Distribution (UNBS/TC 16 SC 2 WG 2) has discussed the Standards (see the attached):
The draft Uganda Standard is available for comments at the UNBS Resource centre-Standards house located on Plot 2-12 Bypass Link, Bweyogrere Industrial Area. Persons who would like to make comments may obtain the draft Standard from the above address.
The committee would be grateful to receive comments on this Standard to be submitted from 29th of July, 2015 to 28th August, 2015. It would be appreciated that those with no specific comments to make…
Uganda’s Oil Projects Still Attractive for Investment Amidst Falling Oil Prices
I am prompted to offer an opinion on issues raised in the article “Experts call for caution on oil investments” written by David Mugabe which appeared in the New Vision. The caution revolved around the falling oil prices and therefore the ability to raise financing for Uganda’s oil projects. It is important that Ugandans are informed and better appreciate the investment climate in Uganda’s oil and gas sector.
The major financing needs in Uganda’s oil and gas sector currently include; i) the development of the 17 oil fields estimated at $10billion, this is a responsibility of the licensees to raise,…
Closure of the Application for Qualification of the Licensing Round for Petroleum Exploration, Development and Production Blocks in Uganda
KAMPALA 1ST JULY, 2015:
Following the publication of Notice of Request for Qualification (RfQ) for Uganda's Licensing Round for Petroleum Exploration, Development and Production on 25th February 2015 in which six blocks within the Albertine Grabenwere presented, the Ministry has received a significant number of Application for Qualification (AfQ) from companies across the Globe.
The Process of receiving the Request for Qualification ended yesterday 30th June, 2015 at 17.00 hours East African Standard Time with the Ministry registering Seventeen valid applicants out of the Nineteen applicants that had registered and received the Request for Qualification.
The Albertine Grabenis…