Uganda Government to Use Africa Oil Week 2018 to promote oil and gas projects

The Uganda government together with other parties in the Uganda oil and gas sector are looking forward to promoting the countries mineral resource at the Africa Oil Week 2018.

 “We encourage operators, investors and service companies to attend the Oil Week and meet with officials from the Government of Uganda and the private sector. Uganda welcomes you to partner in what we believe is one of the most commercially viable and prospective oil and gas environments in the world.” Ernest Rubondo, Executive Director of the Petroleum Authority of Uganda said.

The event is due to take place between 5 – 9 November, 2018 in Cape Town, South Africa and Uganda will be represented by the Minister of Energy and Mineral Development,Hon. Irene Muloni  together with a  delegation of private and public-sector players from Uganda’s oil and gas sector.

“Uganda is open for business and we will be looking forward to promoting the country`s highly progressive and lucrative hydrocarbon sector during the Africa Oil Week. Over the course of the week, we will announce a roadmap for Uganda’s next licensing round and offer insights into our country’s potential and operating environment.”Hon. Muloni said.

According to Robert Kasande, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development  the country is already progressing from the exploration phase into the development phase and all companies looking to explore, develop and utilise its petroleum assets are welcome.

“During the Africa Oil Week, we will host private meetings with the global private sector with a view to successfully attract capital in every stage of our oil and gas value chain.” Kasande implored.

The Africa Oil Week is an important event which continues to drive new business opportunities for E&P companies in Africa. It presents an exclusive and dynamic network of Oil and Gas operators in Africa. Former UK Foreign & Commonwealth office Minister with responsibilities for Africa, the Caribbean, UK Overseas Territories, International Energy and Conflict Prevention Rt. Hon. Mark Simmonds added, “The commitment of the Ugandan Government to Oil Week reflects a country on the move in the petroleum sector. Africa Oil Week will focus on the country’s oil and gas sector during the week.”

“UNOC will arrive at Africa Oil Week looking for strategic partners who have the appetite, financing, technology and capabilities to deliver equitable and profitable projects in Uganda’s oil and gas sector,” Dr Josephine Wapakabulo,Chief Executive Officer for Uganda National Oil Company (UNOC)


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