With over USD1 bn earned by Ugandans and over USD1.7 bn gov’t infrastructure investments; how oil and gas is changing Ugandan lives even before first oil flows

From the time Uganda hit the first commercially viable oil finds at Mputa-1 well on 6th January 2006, the word on everyone’s lips has been “first oil”. Cabinet in 2008 passed the National Oil and Gas Policy (NOGP) 2008 which laid out a path for ensuring that Uganda’s oil and gas resources would be dedicated […]

Without a doubt, Uganda is on a steady path towards creating lasting value, as we journey to first oil– Petroleum Authority of Uganda’s Ernest Rubondo

If there is anybody in Uganda who knows Uganda’s oil and gas story, that person is Ernest Rubondo. Having completed his MSc in Petroleum Reservoir Geology at the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine in London in 1990, he worked briefly with Scott Pickford Plc, a UK oil and gas consulting company and returned […]

Q&A: The Petroleum Authority of Uganda’s job is to ensure Uganda’s oil is a driver for social-economic transformation― Dr Jane Nambakire Mulemwa, Board Chairperson

The Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU) is one of the three institutions of government responsible for stewarding the oil and gas sector in the country. The other two institutions are: the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development (MEMD) which is in charge of policy as well as licensing companies in the sector; and, the Uganda […]

Land Acquisition for Oil and Gas Projects; Project Affected Persons will be Adequately Compensated

By Ali Ssekatawa, Director Legal and Corporate Affairs Kampala, 17th July 2020. The oil and gas sector in Uganda is at a critical stage.  The commercial negotiations which will impact both the profitability and the sector’s contribution to inclusive development are in final stages.  The infrastructure required to commercially produce the Country’s 6 billion barrels […]