Ghana’s Parliament passed the Petroleum Local Content and Local Participation Regulations, 2013 (L.1.2204) last week, amidst stiff opposition from the upstream oil companies operating in the country.
Tullow Oil plc announced a fifth oil discovery in Kenya’s Lokichar Basin last week, less than a month after protests against an influx of outside workers in the area forced the company to suspend its drilling operations there.
RWEBISENGO SUB-COUNTY, NTOROKO DISTRICT: This area is part of Exploration Area (EA) 3A in the Semliki Basin, which was first licensed to Heritage Oil and Gas Ltd. in 1997, and later re-licensed to the same company in 2002.
Tanzania’s cabinet announced early this week that it had approved its natural gas policy, as the country steadily progresses to full exploitation of its natural gas resources.
Over fifty firms have expressed interest in building and operating Uganda’s first oil refinery, a source has revealed to Oil in Uganda.
Three hundred and seven years after Scotland merged with the English crown to form the United Kingdom of Great Britain, people in Scotland will in September 2014 vote in a referendum on whether to break away and become an independent state.
ALUI SUB-COUNTY, NEBBI DISTRICT: A family whose houses developed cracks in the walls after Total passed through their land while collecting seismic data last year is calling on the oil company to compensate them for their loss.
Following a one year drilling program in Northern Uganda, Total E&P’s exploration license for Exploration Area 1 A in Nwoya district has expired, and the company will now focus on appraising its discovery in the area.
Three Russian companies have formed a consortium to bid for the construction of Uganda’s first crude refinery.
“He came back because of oil. When he heard about the refinery plan, he returned to get the compensation money.”