Driving Uganda’s oil and gas industries forward

UIOGS 2018The Uganda International Oil & Gas Summit (UIOGS) will return to the Kampala Serena Hotel from 25-26 September to mark its fifth anniversary in 2019

Minister Irene Muloni will host the event under the auspices of Uganda’s Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development.

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 on the current oil and gas industry with the goals and objectives of the government in 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, a dedicated session on the licensing round will be featured at this year’s summit on opening day 25 September. Detailed information will be available to all stakeholders throughout the conference, including a special UIOGS data room.

UIOGS continues to grow as a reflection of Uganda’s steady progress in commercial oil production and now attracts more than 400 attendees annually 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 developments in the refinery and pipeline, Uganda is developing as a hub for the region providing investors with a stable environment and attractive conditions. Delegations from across the region are now using UIOGS as a catalyst for business attendance with official groups from Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, South Sudan and Tanzania.

Further national and international support comes from the increasing number of sponsors and partners of UIOGS, including: UNOC, CNOOC, Total, Flour, Ponticelli, RSK, Honeywell, Control Risks, International SOS, Atlas Oranto, Industrial Maintenance International (IMI), Mineral Services Limited, Petromall, Trade and Development Bank (TDB), Virtual University of Uganda and Yokogawa.

Speaking ahead of the summit 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 fifth 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 to participate or to request a copy of the current programme, visit www.uiogs.com

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