Uganda is set to announce the second open competitive licensing round for petroleum exploration in May, 2019 at East Africa Petroleum Conference and Exhibition 2019 (EAPCE’19) in Mombasa, Kenya, government officials revealed at the 5th Oil & Gas Convention at Speke Resort and Conference Centre in Munyonyo.
In 2015, the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development (MEMD) announced the country’s first open competitive licensing round for petroleum exploration for six blocks in Albertine Graben Region which is a proven prospective sedimentary basin. The announcement followed a cabinet approval and submission of a report on the Licensing round to Parliament.
The six blocks covered during the first licensing round included Ngassa (410 Km2) in Hoima District, Taitai & Karuka (565 Km2) in Buliisa District, Ngaji (895 Km2), Rukungiri & Kanungu Districts, Mvule (344 Km2) in Moyo and Yumbe Districts together with Turaco (425 Km2) and Kanywantaba (344 Km2) in Ntoroko District.
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