President Yoweri Museveni has reiterated that Uganda will begin producing oil in 2017, blaming the delay on ‘contentious issues’ during negotiations with the oil companies.
The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) has made efforts to manage oil drilling wastes in the Albertine Graben, but capacity gaps in supervision and monitoring of oil activities still exist, a recent environmental audit report released by the Auditor General has revealed. Read More
The deployment of a rig by the China National Offshore Corporation (CNOOC) in the South China Sea has sparked off a wave of anti-China protests in some cities in Vietnam, and reignited a longstanding sovereignity dispute between Vietnam and China. Read More
The Uganda government has reclaimed the Ngassa oil field in Exploration Area 2, Kaiso Tonya, Hoima district, following the expiry of the allowed appraisal time. Read More
Uganda could have lost up to 2.43 billion dollars in tax revenue over the last ten years due to ‘trade misinvoicing’, a new report by Global Financial Integrity (GFI), a Washington DC-based research and advocacy organization has revealed. Read More
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
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
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
My visit to the Goldfields region in Western Australia offered me some lessons for Uganda.
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