Uganda International Oil & Gas Summit - driving Uganda’s oil and gas industries forward
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Marking its 5th Anniversary in 2019, the Uganda International Oil & Gas Summit will return to the Kampala Serena Hotel from 25th-26th September.
Hosted by Hon. Eng. Minister Irene Muloni, under the auspices of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, Uganda; UIOGS annually gathers more than 400 industry leaders for the two-day conference programme, high-profile networking events and series of one-to-one meetings between decision-makers from through all major players involved in Uganda and the region.
The agenda has been developed in consultation with the Ministry and major operators, and will feature business, technical and special focus sessions, providing an outlook of the current oil and gas industry with the government’s goals and objectives over the near-medium term, the role of technology in the sector, local content, finance and collaborations, talent development and the future of the sector.
Following the launch of Uganda’s second round of competitive bidding for five oil blocks, this year’s summit will feature a dedicated session on the licensing round on the opening day on 25th September. Detailed information will be available for all interested parties throughout the conference, including a special data room at UIOGS.
UIOGS continues to grow as a reflection of Uganda’s steady progress to commercial oil production and now annually attracts more than 400 attendees with a world-class conference programme led by regional and industry experts. UIOGS adds value to all participants and there are a number of commercial projects under consideration. Given the recent refinery and pipeline developments, Uganda is developing as a hub for the region providing investors with a stable environment and attractive conditions. Delegations from throughout the region now use UIOGS as a catalyst for business with official groups from Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, South Sudan and Tanzania in attendance.
Further national and international support comes from UIOGS’ increasingly growing number of sponsors and partners including: UNOC, CNOOC, Total, Flour, Ponticelli, RSK, Honeywell, Control Risks, International SOS, Atlas Oranto, Industrial Maintenance International, Mineral Services Limited, Petromall, Trade and Development Bank, Virtual University of Uganda and Yokogawa.
Speaking ahead of the summit, Hon. Minister Irene Muloni explained: “By providing Uganda with an annual platform; UIOGS is an event of the utmost importance. We are greatly encouraged by the interest in the second licensing round and as Uganda moves towards commercial production with increasing numbers of projects; we have many areas to address to ensure that best practice solutions are developed. Now in its 5th year, UIOGS provides invaluable insight into the challenges and priorities for Uganda’s oil and gas sector with a conference programme packed with industry leaders and global experts.”
For full details of the Uganda International Oil & Gas Summit 2019, how you can participate or to request a copy of the current programme, visit www.uiogs.com