Directorate of Petroleum

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Government suspends negotiations with Rostec Global Resources (RTGR) Consortium for the role of Lead Investor for the Uganda Refinery Project and draws the Bid Bond.

  • Refinery infrastructure

    KAMPALA, July 01, 2016 - The Government of Uganda has halted negotiations with Rostec Global Resources (RTGR) led Consortium of Russia for the selection of the lead Investor of the Uganda Refinery Project.

    The Government team had shortlisted two bidders namely RTGR which was ranked as number…

Government of Uganda receives seven bidders for the First Licensing Round

  • Licensing round roadshow

    Government of Uganda through the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development has received sevenbidders for the blocks in Albertine Graben which were put up for licensing. The deadline for submission was 26th February 2016. 

    The firms that submitted bids are: 

    Armour Energy Limited of Australia, WalterSmith Petroman Oil Limited of…

Government of Uganda Holds Bidder’s Conference for the 1st Licensing Round for Petroleum Exploration, Development and Production

  • Potential bidders during licensing round roadshow

    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…

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

  • Mr. Mataragio James (Managing Director TPDC), Mr. Ngosi C.Mwihara (Ag. P S- Ministry of Energy and Minerals-Tanzania),Dr.FA Kabagambe Kaliisa-PS Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, and Mr. Adewale Fayemi-GM Total E&P Uganda.

    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…

Government of Uganda issues bid document under the licensing round for petroleum exploration, development and production blocks in Uganda

  • PROGRESS ON THE LICENSING ROUND FOR PETROLEUM EXPLORATION, DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION IN UGANDA

     

    Government of Uganda (GOU) through the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development has on 1st October 2015 issued the bidding document to the 16 Qualified Applicants (companies which were successful following the evaluation of applications from…

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…

Uganda’s Licensing Round Applicants Represent Right Blend of Oil Companies.

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

    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:-

Government Incorporates the National Oil Company (NOC)

  • Extended Well testing operations  2012

    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…

Closure of the Application for Qualification of the Licensing Round for Petroleum Exploration, Development and Production Blocks in Uganda

  • Oil and gas exploration in the Albertine Graben

    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…

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

  • Oil exploration in Uganda's Albertine Graben

    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…

Government issues bid Notice for the Sale of Accumulated Test Crude

  • Butitainers containing test crude oil at Kasemene-1 Wellsite in Buliisa District

    23rd March 2015: Government has re-issued a Bid Notice inviting interested firms to purchase the accumulated test crude oil produced during well testing operations in the Albertine Graben.

    Approximately 40,000 barrels of test crude oil is stored in specialized containers called Butitainers at four locations in the Albertine Graben namely;…