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The 8th East African Petroleum Conference and Exhibition, 2017 - First Circular

The 8th East African Petroleum Conference and Exhibition will be held from 8th to 10th March 2017 at Le Panoramique Hotel, Bujumbura, Burundi. The theme of the conference ins EAST AFRICA - An emerging hotspot for oil and gas exploration, infrastructure development and commercialization.

NOTICE OF EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR LEGAL, COMMERCIAL AND FINANCIAL ADVISORY FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A CRUDE OIL EXPORT PIPELINE FROM HOIMA IN UGANDA TO TANGA IN TANZANIA.

NOTICE OF EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR LEGAL, COMMERCIAL AND FINANCIAL ADVISORY FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A CRUDE OIL EXPORT PIPELINE FROM HOIMA IN UGANDA TO TANGA IN TANZANIA.

Mining and Mineral Policy for Uganda 2016

UGANDA NATIONAL MINING & MINERAL POLICY AND LEGISLATION (OVERVIEW) In pursuance of the reforms initiated by the Government of Uganda in July, 2014 the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development (MEMD) has been undertaking a review of the Mineral Policy and Mining Legislation. The review of the Mineral Policy 2001 has been influenced by a number of important developments: international best practices existing in other jurisdiction with mineral wealth; updated geological information; the National Development Strategy under National Development Plan II (NDPII) and the Uganda Vision 2040; and the need for the policy to reflect recent regional and global developments in mineral industry governance and sustainable development. This new Policy will serve as a clear and detailed representation of governments overall objective of improving the international competitiveness of the mineral industry in Uganda. The Policy seeks to provide the basis for addressing emerging and other challenges, as well as responding to important government priorities and commitments including: (a) Generation of a single, coherent national approach for the Mineral Industry, which will develop the enabling environment to encourage further investment and promote diversification and development of the industry; (b) harmonisation of relevant legislation governing the mineral industry; and (c) revision of the land-use and land management framework to allow for sequential planning and so optimize the benefits of exploiting the country’s mineral resources while minimizing negative social and environmental impacts. The new Policy framework provides principles, objectives and policy strategies that are aimed at improving the legal and regulatory framework and establishing a sound Mining and Mineral Policy for promotion of the mineral industry to: - contribute to socio-economic development and optimize mining activities within the country; enhance value added elements within the country; promote linkages with other sectors; harmonize land use and mineral resource exploitation; provide for a clearer licensing and contractual regime; promote the Artisanal and Small Scale Mining (ASM) Sub-sector; strengthen the health and safety aspects; and address environmental and social management issues. Disclaimer: Uploaded is a Draft Policy Document for public view and comment. Contact: Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development P.O. Box 7270, Kampala / Uganda; Tel: +256 414 344414, +256 414 234733 E-Mail: psmemd@energy.go.ug

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 approved during 2008, is the key document guiding the development of the country’s oil and gas sector. The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development (MEMD) presents this progress of implementation of NOGP to keep all stakeholders informed on developments in the country’s oil and gas sector and to share the progress being made with regard to each of the ten objectives of the National Oil and Gas Policy to date.

Uganda's First Licensing Round

Government of Uganda has opened up six blocks in the Albertine Graben for licensing in the country’s first competitive bidding round.

Upstream HSC Regulations

Upstream HSC Regulations

Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Act 2013

An Act to give effect to article 244 of the Constitution; to regulate petroleum exploration, development and production; to establish the Petroleum Authority of Uganda; to provide for the establishment of the National Oil Company; to regulate the licensing and participation of commercial entities in petroleum activities; to provide for an open, transparent and competitive process of licensing; to create a conducive environment for the promotion of exploration, development and production of Uganda's petroleum potential; to provide for efficient and safe petroleum activities; to provide for the cessation of petroleum activities and decommissioning of infrastructure; to provide for the payment arising from petroleum activities; to provide for the conditions for the restoration of derelict lands; to repeal the Petroleum (Exploration and Production) Act, Cap 150; and for related matters. DATE OF ASSENT: 21st March, 2013. Date of Commencement: 5th April, 2013.

Upstream Metering Regulations

Upstream Metering Regulations

The Petroleum (Refining, Transmission and Midstream Storage) Act 2013

THE PETROLEUM (REFINING, CONVERSION, TRANSMISSION AND MIDSTREAM STORAGE) ACT, 2013. An Act to give effect to article 244 of the Constitution; to regulate, manage, coordinate and monitor midstream operations; to enable the construction, placement and ownership of facilities; to provide for third party access to facilities; to regulate tariffs for facilities; to provide for an open, transparent and competitive process for licensing by the Minister; to provide for additional and particular health, safety and environment regulations not sufficiently regulated in other laws; to provide for cessation of midstream operations under this Act and decommissioning of facilities; and to regulate any other matters related to midstream operations. DATE OF ASSENT: 27th June, 2013. Date of Commencement: 26th July, 2013.

Upstream National Content Regulations

Upstream National Content Regulations

National Oil and Gas Policy for Uganda, 2008

THE POLICY GOAL IS TO USE THE COUNTRY’S OIL AND GAS RESOURCES TO CONTRIBUTE TO EARLY ACHIEVEMENT OF POVERTY ERADICATION AND CREATE LASTING VALUE TO SOCIETY.

The Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) (Sale of Data) Regulations, 2014

The Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) (Sale of Data) Regulations, 2014

Progress of Implementation of the National Oil and Gas Policy for Uganda-2014

The National Oil and Gas Policy for Uganda, which was approved on 30th January, 2008, is the key document guiding the development of the country’s oil and gas sector. This publication is made as part of the effort by the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development (MEMD) to keep all stakeholders informed on developments in the country’s oil and gas sector and to share the progress made in implementing each of the ten objectives of the National Oil and Gas Policy to date.

Popular Version of the National Oil and Gas Policy for Uganda

The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development (MEMD) is glad to present the Popular Version of the National Oil and Gas Policy (NGOP) for Uganda. The policy was approved in 2008 and is currently under implementation. The development of this version was informed by the need to create awareness on Government’s plans to take forward the development of Uganda’s oil and gas sector in an effective and efficient manner for the benefit of all Ugandans. This document has been translated into eleven languages which can be accessed from the Ministry.

National Content Study, 2011

This report highlights findings of a study undertaken by the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development on opportunities and challenges for participation of Ugandans in the oil and gas sector.

Oil and Gas Revenue Management Policy

The 2008 National Oil and Gas Policy required that an appropriate framework be put in place to aid the sustainable management of oil and gas revenues. This policy provides details on how the anticipated revenues shall be managed and integrated into the existing Government systems with a view of mitigating the overall impact of these revenues on the economy.

Environmental Monitoring Plan for the Albertine Graben

The Albertine Graben region in western Uganda is widely known for its richness in both flora and fauna, and over the last decade it has also received much attention for its deposits of oil and gas as well as the exploration of these resources. The oil and gas that are being rapidly explored engages many stakeholders and it is expected that when the extraction of these resources begins, it will have great economic impact on the country. Concurrently, it is also expected that developments in the region will have a lasting impact on the unique environment of the Albertine Graben. It is against this background that the National Environment Management Authority in partnership with other stakeholders from the Environmental Information Network has worked towards producing an Environmental Monitoring Plan for the Albertine Graben (AG EMP).

Refining Opportunities in Uganda, 2012

Refining Opportunities in Uganda, 2012

The 7th East African Petroleum Confrence and Exhibition, March 2015 - Second Circular

The 7th East African Petroleum Conference and Exhibition 2015 (EAPCE’15) will be held at the Kigali Serena Hotel, Kigali, Rwanda, from 4th to 6th March 2015.

Factsheet of Wells Drilled in the Albertine Graben

Factsheet of Wells Drilled in the Albertine Graben

Press Stataement - Refinery Tender Award, February 2015

Government of Uganda (GOU) has selected the RT Global Resources - led consortium from the Federation of Russia as the Selected Preferred Bidder for Uganda’s Refinery Project, with SK Engineering and Construction led consortium from Republic of South Korea as the Alternate Preferred Bidder. This follows submission of Final Offers from the two bidders during January 2015 which were evaluated by a team from the Government and Taylor Dejongh, Government’s Transaction Advisor.

National Communication Strategy for the Oil and Gas Sector in Uganda

The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development is glad to present the Communication Strategy for the oil and Gas Sector in Uganda. The development of this strategy has been informed by the provisions of Objective 10 of the National Oil and Gas Policy (NOGP) for Uganda which explicitly provides for the development and execution of a communication strategy for the oil and gas sector.

The Public Finance Management Act 2015

Part VIII of the Act provides for Petroleum Revenue Management

Upstream National Content 2016

S T A T U T O R Y I N S T R U M E N T S 2016 No. 44. THE PETROLEUM (EXPLORATION, DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION) (NATIONAL CONTENT) REGULATIONS, 2016.

Upstream General 2016

S T A T U T O R Y I N S T R U M E N T S 2016 No. 47. THE PETROLEUM (EXPLORATION, DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION) REGULATIONS, 2016.

isic code

The International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities (ISIC) consists of a coherent and consistent classification structure of economic activities based on a set of internationally agreed concepts, definitions, principles and classification rules.

Gazetted Midstream National Content Regulations

S T A T U T O R Y I N S T R U M E N T S 2016 No. 34. THE PETROLEUM (REFINING, CONVERSION, TRANSMISSION AND MIDSTREAM STORAGE) (NATIONAL CONTENT) REGULATIONS, 2016.

NOTICE OF EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

NOTICE OF EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR THE PROCUREMENT OF AN INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT TO FORMULATE A COMPREHENSIVE STRATEGIC PLAN AND ROADMAP FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A TRAINING CENTER FOR THE POWER SECTOR IN UGANDA

BID NOTICE UNDER OPEN BIDDING

Lot 1: Supply, Installation and demonstration of two (2) Wind/Solar Hybrid System for Electricity Generation in Lokopo Trading Centre, Nakwapi Parish, Napak District and Kacheri Trading Centre, Kotido District. Lot 2: Upgrade of demonstration wind turbines installed in Kaberamaido, Namayingo, Napak, Kotido and Mityana. [MEMD/SUPLS/16-17/00086/RED]

THE PETROLEUM (EXPLORATION, DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION) REGULATIONS, 2016.

THE PETROLEUM (EXPLORATION, DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION) REGULATIONS, 2016. Gazzette_No47

THE PETROLEUM (EXPLORATION, DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION) (METERING) REGULATIONS, 2016

THE PETROLEUM (EXPLORATION, DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION) (METERING) REGULATIONS, 2016 Gazzette_No45

THE PETROLEUM (EXPLORATION, DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION) (NATIONAL CONTENT) REGULATIONS, 2016.

THE PETROLEUM (EXPLORATION, DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION) (NATIONAL CONTENT) REGULATIONS, 2016. Gazzette_No44

THE PETROLEUM (EXPLORATION, DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION) (HEALTH, SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT) REGULATIONS, 2016.

THE PETROLEUM (EXPLORATION, DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION) (HEALTH, SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT) REGULATIONS, 2016. Gazzette_No46

THE PETROLEUM (REFINING, CONVERSION, TRANSMISSION AND MIDSTREAM STORAGE) (NATIONAL CONTENT) REGULATIONS, 2016.

THE PETROLEUM (REFINING, CONVERSION, TRANSMISSION AND MIDSTREAM STORAGE) (NATIONAL CONTENT) REGULATIONS, 2016. Gazzette_No34

THE PETROLEUM (REFINING, CONVERSION, TRANSMISSION AND MIDSTREAM STORAGE) REGULATIONS, 2016.

THE PETROLEUM (REFINING, CONVERSION, TRANSMISSION AND MIDSTREAM STORAGE) REGULATIONS, 2016. Gazzette_No36

THE PETROLEUM (REFINING, CONVERSION, TRANSMISSION AND MIDSTREAM STORAGE) (HEALTH, SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT) REGULATIONS, 2016.

THE PETROLEUM (REFINING, CONVERSION, TRANSMISSION AND MIDSTREAM STORAGE) (HEALTH, SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT) REGULATIONS, 2016 Gazzette_No35

An Introduction to Uganda's Refinery Project, September 2013

Uganda's Refinery involves development of a greenfield oil refinery, with a capacity of 60,000 BPD in Uganda, and the associated downstream infrastructure (the Project). The Project will be owned by the selected firm/consortium and the GoU in a 60:40 partnership. The Project will will primarily serve the petroleum product markets in Uganda and its western neighbors.Additional outlets will be available within the larger product markets of Kenya and Tanzania. The refinery will serve a potential market of 232,000 BPD in its first year of operations.