President Yoweri Museveni is expected to officiate at the Uganda International Oil & Gas Conference being held at the Kampala Serena on 16-17 September 2015 alongside experts from around the world.
The conference will be addressed by the following personalities:Hon. Irene Muloni, Minister of Energy & Mineral Development, Hon. Matia Kasaija,Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, Hon. John Byabagambi, Minister of Works and Transport, Dr FA Kabagambe-Kaliisa, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Energy & Mineral Development and Mr. Ernest Rubondo, Head of the Petroleum Directorate, Ministry of Energy & Mineral Development.
The UIOGC is held under as a part of the Energy Week and will serve as a platform for the Government of Uganda meeting the oil International Companies and service providers.
The Conference will offer the opportunity for the presentation of the multitude of energy projects presently ongoing or planned for Uganda.
The Conference will focus on the upcoming licensing rounds, with an opportunity to meet with key decision makers from the major operators and the newly formed National Oil Company.
In addition to the many Upstream projects, the UIOGC programme will give a special insight on the Uganda Oil Refinery to be located in Hoima.
Emphasis will be on the Ministry’s role in ensuring that the oil and gas sector runs in a sustainable manner, the “first oil” is beneficial to the people of Uganda on a long term basis,Uganda’s performance in taking forward the process of oil production (Exploration, Regulation and Environment etc) and the tenfold investment expected from major stakeholders in the industry especially by the private companies after the refinery investment of USD 4 Billion.
Total CNOOC and Tullow will be sharing their experiences of working in Uganda and UIOGC will be an opportunity to interact with the 16 companies who are competing to access the new opportunities being offered in the low cost Albertine Graben.
UIOGC has been set as a key strategic meeting point for the Ministry to interact with the bidding companies and all companies interested in the surge in activity.
The UOGC programme will provide an invaluable insight into all the major issues, challenges and opportunities including: focus on the licensing rounds and new opportunities, update on existing fields and exploration success, financial and regulatory frameworks, Uganda’s Refinery Project – 60,000 bpd by 2020, supporting the oil and gas industry through a skilled workforce and local content and infrastructure developments to support oil & gas.