Uganda will host stakeholders in the oil and gas industry from different parts of Africa at a high level National Petroleum Data Management for Africa workshop. The four day workshop will be held at Lake Victoria Serena Resort - Kampala, Uganda, starting on Monday, April 11, 2016 at 9:00 AM until Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 4:00 PM (EAT).
The meeting is being organised by Norway, under the Oil for Development (OfD) Programme which is currently active in 8 countries in Africa including; Angola, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. It will focus on managing national petroleum data.
The Oil for Development (OfD) Programme offers assistance to developing countries in their effort to manage petroleum resources in a sustainable manner. Through the OfD Programme, Norway shares its experience from more than four decades of managing oil and gas resources.
The programme is different from country to country but there are also similarities due to common issues in all countries on development of petroleum resources. One of the important areas that all countries share, is management of the national petroleum data.
The various countries are in different development phases, but many of the challenges can be related. Against this background, experience from one country is relevant to other countries. This workshop, therefore provides a unique opportunity to learn from the experiences of other countries in Africa and to share challenges and achievements.
In various countries, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) are working on various programs including petroleum data management. The workshop will benefit from their participation by tying the experiences from one country to another.
Since 2006, Norway has supported Uganda through Norad’s “Oil for Development” initiative. In this cooperation, Uganda and Norway have focused on the establishment of competent institutions within the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, with capacity to handle the challenges in the exploration phase and early upstream phase.