1986

Yoweri Museveni comes to power in Uganda and “suspended all negotiations for licensing until some Ugandans were trained in petroleum matters to . . . negotiate agreements that were not disadvantageous to the country.”  A group of government officials are sent to the UK to study petroleum geosciences. (Kashambuzi, 2010)

1980 – 1984

With funds loaned by the World Bank, the Government of Uganda undertakes aerial magnetic surveys of the Albertine Graben.  These identify three major sub-basins deep enough for oil.  In late 1984 a meeting is held in London to attract oil exploration companies, but draws little response because the aeromagnetic surveys are supported by only “scanty […]