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  • Youth MP Gerald Karuhanga at the conference

    “We are losing out”

    Local contractors have accused the international oil companies operating in Uganda of denying them contracts, claiming they are not qualified.

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  • Geoffrey Gokaka (L), Immaculate Namuleme, Kato Tonny Magembe and French Ambassador  H.E Sophy Makame

    Total awards more oil scholarships

    From L-R: Geoffrey Gokaka, Immaculate Namuleme and Kato Tonny Magembe

    Total E&P Uganda in partnership with the French Government have given three Ugandans scholarships to study engineering and management in France starting this month. Read More

  • 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

  • A woman displays a piece of impure gold after the 'washing' process. To purify it, its heated using a burner to remove the mercury.

    Artisanal miners flood Mubende

    Many unemployed youth are migrating to the gold rich district in search of a ‘golden’ opportunity. Read More

  • 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

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    MPs on America oil study tour

    Nine MPs have just returned from a one-week tour of oil facilities and related  institutions in the United States of America where they learnt about oil sector management and governance. Read More

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    Hoima to get oil school

    A training session in progress (Photo courtesy of Ogas Solutions)

    A private petroleum training company is in advanced stages of setting up an oil and gas  training school in Hoima district. Read More

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    Local Content: A game of numbers

    Some Ugandans are not satisfied with local content clauses in the 2013 Petroleum Act, and want to see detailed, separate regulations. Here is a round-up of the situation in some other African oil-producing countries. Read More