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  • Although most Ugandans believe that the oil industry will provide hundreds of thousands of new jobs and will be shocked by the r

    Ugandans not ready for oil jobs

    Although most Ugandans believe that the oil industry will provide hundreds of thousands of new jobs, the survey reports that only 13,000 people will be directly employed by the sector  at production.

    A three-month survey commissioned by the Joint Venture Partners (Total, CNOOC and Tullow) has revealed that Ugandans lack the skills to take up jobs in the oil and gas industry as the country progresses to the development and production stages. Read More

  • Mr. Robert Tugume (Photo: Beatrice Ongode)

    Government to set up petroleum institutions this year

    Mr. Robert Tugume (Photo: Beatrice Ongode)

    The Uganda government is in advanced stages of setting up institutions to manage the oil and gas sector as the country picks the pace towards oil production anticipated in 2017/201 Read More

  • Glad. (L-R) Tullow’s Jimmy Mugerwa, Total’s Loic Laurandel and CNOOC’s Xiao Zongwei at the press conference. (Photo: Beatrice Ongode)

    Companies await production licenses

    Of the 21 discoveries in the Albertine region, the joint venture partners have submitted applications for ten production licenses, but only one has been issued. Read More

  • The writer at the top of the super pit gold mine

    Uganda too can prosper from extractives

    The writer at the top of the super pit gold mine

    My visit to the Goldfields region in Western Australia offered me some lessons for Uganda.

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  • Mr. Denis Kamurasi

    “It’s taken too long”

    Mr. Denis Kamurasi

    Denis Kamurasi is the Vice Chairperson of the Association of Uganda Oil and Gas Service Providers (AUGAS) and a Director at Quantum Associates Uganda Ltd, a locally owned logistics company. Oil in Uganda talked to him about the challenges local businesses involved in the oil and gas sector in Uganda are facing. Read More

  • Ugandans are being encouraged to enter into joint ventures with international oil and gas contractors but it is unlikely they can afford that level of investment.

    500 billion boost for local businesses

    Ugandans could take advantage of the proposed oil fund  to enter into joint ventures with international oil and gas contractors.

    The Uganda government is setting up a fund to support local businesses servicing the oil industry, as the sector progresses towards the development phase. Read More

  • Some of the students pose with Total officials at the Oil and Gas Week at Makerere University

    Total rewards local talent

    Some of the students pose with Total officials at the Oil and Gas Week at Makerere University.

    Uganda’s first ever Oil and Gas Week ended yesterday at Makerere University , with hosts Total E&P Uganda and Total Uganda Limited awarding prizes to five engineering students for their exceptional ideas on new technologies for the oil and gas industry. Read More

  • Global Rights Alert Executive Director

    Transparency activists welcome Tullow disclosure

    Publish What You Pay Uganda Champion, Winnie Ngabiirwe

    Tullow Oil’s publication this week of payments the company has made to different governments in the 24 countries it operates worldwide, including Uganda, has been applauded by transparency activists as a breakthrough in the pursuit of full transparency in the extractives sector. Read More

  • DRC Blocks from SacOil

    DR Congo to start drilling in Lake Albert area

    Drilling on the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) side of the Lake Albert area is set to commence next month, as companies seek to replicate the drilling success their counterparts have enjoyed on the Ugandan side of the lake. Read More

  • EITI Board Chair Clare Short

    Ethiopia, USA join EITI; Uganda stalling

    EITI Board Chair, Clare Short

    The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) Board, meeting in Oslo today, has conditionally admitted Ethiopia, United States of America and Papua New Guinea to the voluntary global transparency Standard. Read More