• Hon. Irene Muloni, Minister of Energy and Mineral Development flags off Energy week 2014

    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…

  • Permanent Secretaries from Government Ministries during a familiarisation tour of the Albertine Graben

    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;

  • Aerial view of Ngassa 2 well site in Kaiso Tonya, Hoima District

    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…

  • Extended Well testing operations  2012

    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…

  • Uganda's Exhibition Booth and 7th EAPCE in Kigali

    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…

  • Field Excursion for Stakeholders to Oil and Gas operations in Uganda

    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…

  • Extended Well testing operations during 2012

    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,…

  • Oil and gas exploration in the Albertine Graben

    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…

  • Oil and gas exploration in the Albertine Graben

    Road Show for Uganda’s First Licensing Round for Petroleum Exploration, Development and Production

    The Government of Uganda through the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development has opened up six blocks in the Albertine Graben for licensing in the first competitive bidding round. Following the issuance of a Request for Qualification (RFQ) inviting interested firms and/or consortia to submit Statements of Qualifications, the Ministry continues to encourage more firms to participate in the upcoming licensing round.

    Hon. Eng. Irene Muloni, the Minister for Energy and Mineral Development is pleased to invite your company to attend a licensing round roadshow which will be held at the Montcalm Shoreditch London Tech City Hotel on 17th June…

  • Oil exploration in Uganda's Albertine Graben

    Extension of Deadline for Submission of Applications for Qualification for Uganda's First Petroleum Licensing Round

    Addendum No.1 to Notice of Request for Qualification for the First Licensing Round for Petroleum Exploration, Development and Production in Uganda 

    UG/LR 001/2015

    All interested parties are hereby informed that the closing date for receipt of applications for qualification has been extended from 29th May to 30th June 2015. The extension has been granted in order to allow interested applicants more time to prepare their applications. Other details remain unchanged.

    The planned schedule of activities has therefore been adjusted accordingly as follows:

    a. Publication of Notice of Request for Qualification: 25th February, 2015

    b. Closing date for receipt of Applications…