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  • GOVERNMENT OF UGANDA HOLDS BIDDER’S CONFERENCE FOR THE 1ST LICENSING ROUND FOR PETROLEUM EXPLORATION, DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION

    PRESS STATEMENT

    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.

  • Government of Uganda signs MoU with Government of Tanzania, Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation and Total E&P Uganda on crude oil export pipeline framework

    PRESS STATEMENT

     

     

     

    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…

  • 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, December 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,…