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  • The 8th East African Petroleum Conference and Exhibition, March 2017, Bujumbura, Burundi

    The 8th East African Petroleum Conference and Exhibition, March 2017, Bujumbura, Burundi

     The 8th East African Petroleum Conference and Exhibition will be held from 8th to 10th March 2017 at Le Panoramique Hotel, Bujumbura, Burundi. The theme of the conference ins EAST AFRICA - An emerging hotspot for oil and gas exploration, infrastructure development and commercialization.

     

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  • Oil Rig

    Government of Uganda Issues Five (5) Petroleum Production Licences to Tullow Uganda Operations Pty Limited and Three (3) Petroleum Production Licences to Total Uganda B.V.

     

    KAMPALA, August 30, 2016 - The Minister of Energy and Mineral Development has today 30th August, 2016 granted eight (8) Petroleum Production Licences over oil fields in Exploration Area 2 (EA2) and Exploration Area 1 (EAI) respectively. Five Petroleum Production Ljcences have been granted to Tullow Uganda Operations Pty Limited (Tullow), the operator for EA2, and three Petroleum Production Licences have been granted to Total E&P Uganda B.V. (TOTAL) the operator of EAI. Grant of these licences follows conclusion of the evaluation of the Applications for Production Licences over these fields earlier submitted by the two companies respectively.

    Tullow…

  • Mr. Ernest Rubondo

    Appointment of Executive Director for the Petroleum Authority of Uganda

    KAMPALA, JULY 14, 2016 · I am glad to announce the appointment of Mr. Ernest Rubondo as the first Executive Director of the Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU). The appointment which follows a recommendation by the Board of Directors of PAU ends a search for the Executive Director which started in January 2016.

    The function of PAU is to monitor and regulate exploration, development and production of the petroleum in Uganda. These roles have previously been carried out by the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development and they will hitherto be taken over the Authority.

    Mr. Rubondo holds…

  • Licensing round roadshow

    Bidders invited to negotiate Production Sharing Agreements in Uganda’s first competitive licensing round

    KAMPALA, August 1, 2016 - The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development has completed evaluation of bids for the first competitive licensing round and invited the successful companies to negotiate Production Sharing Agreements (PSAs).  The following four companies have been invited to negotiate for PSAs for blocks as indicated below:

    1.      Armour Energy Limited of Australia for the Kanywataba Block.

    2.      WalterSmithPetroman Oil Limited of Nigeria, for the Shallow and Deep Plays in the Turaco area.

    3.      Oranto Petroleum International Ltd of Nigeria for the Shallow and Deep Plays in the Ngassa area.

    4.      Niger Delta Petroleum Resources Ltd…

  • Mr. Mataragio James (Managing Director TPDC), Mr. Ngosi C.Mwihara (Ag. P S- Ministry of Energy and Minerals-Tanzania),Dr.FA Kabagambe Kaliisa-PS Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, and Mr. Adewale Fayemi-GM Total E&P Uganda.

    Joint Statement on the Second Ministerial Meeting on Uganda - Tanzania Crude Oil Export Pipeline Development

    Government of Uganda and the Government of Tanzania together with the Industry Partners of CNOOC Uganda, Tullow Uganda Operations and Total E & P met in Hoima Uganda to develop project schedule and workout modalities to expedite all the necessary approval, including land access, environmental and societal aspects, routing, project agreements and other activities requiring national and regional Local Governments consents. Download Full Statement

  • Refinery infrastructure

    Government suspends negotiations with Rostec Global Resources (RTGR) Consortium for the role of Lead Investor for the Uganda Refinery Project and draws the Bid Bond.

    KAMPALA, July 01, 2016 - The Government of Uganda has halted negotiations with Rostec Global Resources (RTGR) led Consortium of Russia for the selection of the lead Investor of the Uganda Refinery Project.

    The Government team had shortlisted two bidders namely RTGR which was ranked as number one and the Preferred Bidder and the other led by SK Engineering of South Korea ranked as second and Alternate Bidder.

    The Government of Uganda has been in negotiations with the RT-GIobal Resources Consortium for the last 44 months.

    Final agreement was reached in principle in May this…

  • Crude oil pipeline route alternatives

    Uganda and Tanzania agree on the Implementation Plan for the Hoima-Tanga Crude Oil Pipeline

    Governments of the Republic of Uganda and the United Republic of Tanzania have put the Hoima – Tanga crude pipeline on fast-track mode, prioritizing critical path activities.


    Such critical path activities include: undertaking detailed route refinement and optimisation studies, led by the Lead Sponsor, conclusion of key project agreements including the Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA), Host Government Agreement (HGA) and Shareholders Agreement, and carrying out of Front End Engineering Design (FEED); and Environment and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA).


    The two Governments also re-affirmed the implementation of the project as a private sector-led project, with TOTAL E&P as the Lead…

  • Licensing round roadshow

    Government of Uganda receives seven bidders for the First Licensing Round

    Government of Uganda through the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development has received sevenbidders for the blocks in Albertine Graben which were put up for licensing. The deadline for submission was 26th February 2016. 

    The firms that submitted bids are: 

    Armour Energy Limited of Australia, WalterSmith Petroman Oil Limited of Nigeria, Oranto Petroleum International Ltd of Nigeria, Niger Delta Petroleum Resources Ltd of Nigeria, Rift Energy Corporation of Canada, Glint Energy LLC of USA and Swala Energy Ltd of Australia. These firms are part of the 16 potential bidders that were issued with the bidding documents on 1st October 2015

  • Potential bidders during licensing round roadshow

    Government of Uganda Holds Bidder’s Conference for the 1st Licensing Round for Petroleum Exploration, Development and Production

    Government of Uganda (GOU) through the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development on 24th November 2015 held the bidders conference for the ongoing licensing round to provide clarifications to the request for proposals documents, relevant laws, regulations and model Production Sharing Agreements (mPSA).

     

    The information provided is aimed at promoting transparent and equitable bidding process to enable oil companies to prepare technically and commercially responsive bids expected to be submitted ahead of the January 15, 2016 deadline.

     

    16 potential bidders/Qualified Applicants were issued with the bidding documents on 1st October 2015. The Bidders conference was held at the…

  • Mr. Mataragio James (Managing Director TPDC), Mr. Ngosi C.Mwihara (Ag. P S- Ministry of Energy and Minerals-Tanzania),Dr.FA Kabagambe Kaliisa-PS Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, and Mr. Adewale Fayemi-GM Total E&P Uganda.

    Government of Uganda signs MoU with Government of Tanzania, Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation and Total E&P Uganda 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 pipeline from Hoima to Tanga Port of Tanzania. The objective is to select a route that will result in the lowest unit transportation cost that…