Petroleum Distributor Vivo Sends Five To Ferrari World Theme Park

This year, Vivo Energy the company that distributes and markets Shell branded fuels and lubricants in Africa, through the Shell V-Power brand sent five loyal customers and members of its Shell V-Power club to Abu-Dhabi to tour the Ferrari world theme park and an opportunity to attend the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix. This was made known at the climax of a seven months long promotion to engage members of the Shell V-Power club that was formed and launched in April 2015 at the Fast & Furious 7 movie Premier in Kampala. The club was created to reward the members based on a points system every month to enjoy exclusive rewards from various partners leading up to the grand prize of 5 fully paid trips to Abu Dhabi. While handing over the fully paid trip packages to the winners at Kampala Serena Hotel, Vivo Energy Managing Director Hans Paulsen hailed…

Tullow Oil Scholars Complete UK Masters Programmes

Eleven Ugandans, awarded scholarships in 2014 under the Tullow Group Scheme Scholarship (TGSS), have successfully completed their Masters’ programmes in various fields related to the oil and gas industry in the UK. The graduates were recently hosted to a welcome reception organised by the British Council at Kampala Serena Hotel. Jimmy Mugerwa, General Manager, Tullow Uganda, was pleased to welcome the students back from their studies saying it was a privilege for Tullow to facilitate this learning programme and to ensure that candidates grow and succeed in not just the oil and gas industry, but also the economic diversification in Uganda. The Tullow Group Scholarship Scheme was set up to support talented nationals like the successful scholars we see here today. “By developing local capacity, we are investing in skilled human capital which is a critical resource for any business and more so in the growing oil and gas sector.…

Uganda Put Under Pressure To Join EITI And End Oil Secrecy

The government of Uganda has been asked to subscribe to Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), a global Standard, to promote open and accountable management of natural resources. To ensure government adheres to its responsibility of being an accountable stakeholder in the extractive industry, Global Rights Alert (GRA), a human rights- civil society organization based in Kampala, launched ‘Our Oil Our Future’ campaign. The campaign seeks to encourage the government of Uganda to improve transparency in the governance of oil and other mineral resources by signing on to the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI). The campaign will collect 1000 signatures from the public with each signature petitioning the president to subscribe to EITI so that the government and oil companies open up on their transaction to allow citizens follow the transactions. The #OurOilOurFuture campaign seeks to put an end to oil secrecy as it has been exhibited in oil producing countries.…

Uganda Tops In Renewable Energy

Developing nations eclipsed the world’s wealthiest countries in 2014, attracting more clean energy investment and building more wind, solar, and other renewable power generation than ever before, according to a global assessment released today. Climatescope, the clean energy country competitiveness index, interactive report, and online tool supported by the UK government, US government, and the Inter-American Development Bank Group offers a compelling portrait of clean energy activity in 55 emerging markets in Africa, Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean. The report indicated three African countries finished in the top 10: South Africa (4th), Kenya (6th) and Uganda (9th).This shows that some African countries are embracing the clean energy opportunity. Uganda who emerged a position higher compared to last year’s Climatescope rankings, has just over 900MW of power-generating capacity, of which 17% comes from renewable sources excluding large hydro. This is primarily small hydro projects and co-generation capacity attached to…

CNOOC Uganda sponsors Bunyoro Amasaza Cup

CNOOC Uganda Limited, an oil and gas company, recently announced its sponsorship of the Bunyoro Amasaza Cup 2015. This marks four years of the oil company’s support towards the tournament which attracts various counties in Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom. The month-long tournament will attract five districts in the BunyoroKitara Kingdom includingKiryandongo, Bulliisa, Hoima, Masindi and Kibaale. The announcement was made at a press conference graced by His Royal Majesty the King of Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom; Dr. Solomon GafabusaIguruin Kiryandongo district. Speaking at the press conference, ZakariaLubega,Corporate Social Responsibility Manager (CSR)CNOOC Uganda Limited, stated that CNOOC Uganda was honored to be part of the Amasaza Cup for the fourth year. “As we carry out our core activities in the Bunyoro region, it is important for us to give back to the residents in the area as a sign of appreciation for their supportto our Company and employees." “When we began operations in…

Nigeria’s Adewale Takes Over At Total E&P As New General Manager

Total E & P recently announced that Nigerian Adewale Fayemi was taking over as new General Manager for its operations in Uganda. Adewale replaces François Rafin and becomes the third Head of the French Major’s subsidiary. Rafin quit before completing a year under unclear circumstances. His departure was a major concern for the industry. Mr. Adewale’s Profile Mr Adewale Fayemi is a Senior Business Executive who has worked with Total for 22 years now. He has been appointed General Manager, Total E&P Uganda commencing 31st August 2015. He will be responsible for preparing Total E&P Uganda’s operations in the Lake Albert basin during the transition from the exploration and appraisal phase to development phase. Prior to his appointment in Uganda, Adewale Fayemi was the Managing Director of Total E&P Ivory Coast, from June 2014 to August 2015. Before that, he worked with Total E&P Nigeria as the Executive General Manager,…

Government Shortlists 16 Firms In Uganda’s First Petroleum Licensing Round

Government of Uganda concluded the evaluation of Applications for Qualification from the 17 firms that submitted the Applications. Dr. Kabagambe-Kaliisa, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Energy & Mineral Development, said 16 of the 17 firms that submitted the Applications met the evaluation criteria as spelt out in the Request for Qualification document. Kabagambe said the16 companies will therefore proceed to the Request for Proposal stage of this licensing round. “The firms were evaluated based on their technical competence, financial capabilities, legal qualifications as well as National Content and Health Safety and Environment track record.” He said. The 16 successful firms are; 1. African Exploration Venture (JV comprising of Rapid Africa Energy Pty Limited and Africa Energy SA Corp), South Africa. 2. African Global Resources (JV comprising of Telconet Capital Limited, RT-Global Resources LLC and JSC Tatneft),Russia. 3. Armour Energy Limited, Australia. 4. Brightoil Petroleum (Uganda) Limited, Hong Kong/China. 5.…

CNOOC Uganda awards International scholarships to Oil and Gas students

Photo caption: L-R) Patrick Kabanda, Isaac Vuciiri, and Lucy Kaahwa speak during a dinner organized by CNOOC to send off the students CNOOC Uganda awards International scholarships to Oil and Gas students Three Ugandans earned scholarships from CNOOC Uganda Limited to study oil and gas related courses in China. The three were revealed recently at a dinner to send off the winners of their Scholarship Program. The dinner was attended by various stakeholders from both the public and private sectors as well as CNOOC Limited’s management and employees. Speaking at the dinner, Mr. Jin Weigen, Vice President of CNOOC Uganda Limited,stated that as part of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility activities, CNOOC Uganda Limitedin partnership with the Chinese Embassy in Uganda offersopportunities in higher education to Ugandan nationals. This program is a part of CNOOC Limited efforts to increase the national content participation in the Oil and Gas industry as…
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