Denis Kamurasi is the Vice Chairperson of the Association of Uganda Oil and Gas Service Providers (AUGAS) and a Director at Quantum Associates Uganda Ltd, a locally owned logistics company. Oil in Uganda talked to him about the challenges local businesses involved in the oil and gas sector in Uganda are facing. Read More
The Uganda government is setting up a fund to support local businesses servicing the oil industry, as the sector progresses towards the development phase. Read More
Uganda’s first ever Oil and Gas Week ended yesterday at Makerere University , with hosts Total E&P Uganda and Total Uganda Limited awarding prizes to five engineering students for their exceptional ideas on new technologies for the oil and gas industry. Read More
Nine MPs have just returned from a one-week tour of oil facilities and related institutions in the United States of America where they learnt about oil sector management and governance. Read More
A private petroleum training company is in advanced stages of setting up an oil and gas training school in Hoima district. Read More
Some Ugandans are not satisfied with local content clauses in the 2013 Petroleum Act, and want to see detailed, separate regulations. Here is a round-up of the situation in some other African oil-producing countries. Read More
Protests against an influx of outside workers in Kenya’s Lake Turkana area, which forced Tullow to suspend its drilling operations there in October last year, underlined the strength of local demands for oil jobs and opportunities. Read More
East Africa’s private sector is not yet strong enough to join the bidding for oil exploration and production licences.
Supplying fresh produce to oil workers has been widely touted as one of the potential benefits of oil exploration for rural people in oil-bearing districts. Yet local communities and activists claim that the catering companies serving the oil camps source most of their produce from outside the oil areas, even from abroad.
After the discovery of oil in Bunyoro, local entrepreneurs expected a lot of business deals with both government and international oil companies. But as the country enters the oil production phase, most local companies are still wondering where the oil opportunities are.