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UgandaYouth4Energy saw delegates from TEPU, UNOC, EACOP and more

Godfrey Kagga - drilling and wells performance engineer, TotalEnergies EP Uganda (TEPU) spoke of the importance of data management when it comes to drilling and wells, especially in terms of collecting, interpreting and benchmarking, at the #UgandaYouth4Energy event in the CEDAT Conference Hall, Makerere University, Uganda 

"Data management is key for dilling and wells. We need to also understand well behavior and why we take a more time on some wells," he said. According to him, data-driven decisions assist the drilling and wells teams to add value to operations by reducing flat times and understanding well behaviour better. He also spoke of plans of installing a real-time operation centre to pick information from rigs, which will then be graphically presented, and data will be looked at in real time.

The event focused on the theme, 'The Role of Young Professionals in the Evolving Energy Sector'. It explored how the evolving industry is impacting budding professionals, and ways in which innovation and technological devolpments are creating a path to sustainable energy transitionThe programme featured insightful technical sessions, panel discussions and exhibitions on Uganda's fast-growing oil and gas industry

Exploration geologistRonald Kaggwa from Uganda National Oil Company enlightened students on UNOC’s role in the country's O&G sector, key facts on the Albertine Graben, exploration enhancement and recoverability. He also provided updates on production and exploration licenses, drilling success rate and the discoveries out of 121 wells drilled.

While speaking at the Society of Petroleum Engineers Makerere Chapter (SPE) Annual Students Chapter Technical Conference and Exhibition, deputy managing director of the East African Crude Oil Pipeline Project, John Bosco Habumugisha, emphasised that the design of the pipeline has put all the environmental concerns into consideration. "In its routing strategy ensured to avoid crossing the sensitive biodiversity such as national parks and game reserves and, in any case, where this was unavoidable, mitigation measures were put in place and reports presented," he said.