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EAC to discuss oil and gas exploration

By Joyce Namutebi

Added 13th December 2016 04:53 PM

The conference theme is “East Africa - An Emerging Hotspot for Oil and Gas Exploration, Infrastructure Development and Commercialization.

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The Prime Minister of the Republic of Rwanda, Rt. Hon. Anastase Murekezi officiated the 7th East African Petroleum Conference and Exhibition (EAPCE’15) in March 2015.

The conference theme is “East Africa - An Emerging Hotspot for Oil and Gas Exploration, Infrastructure Development and Commercialization.

BURUNDI is to host the 8th East African Petroleum Conference and Exhibition (EAPCE’17) scheduled for next year.

The conference theme is “East Africa - An Emerging Hotspot for Oil and Gas Exploration, Infrastructure Development and Commercialization.

The conference, according to organisers, will provide a unique forum for dialogue for all players in the Petroleum industry regionally and internationally. It will be held in march next year.

“Technical papers, paper posters, e-posters and exhibitions aligned to the conference theme are lined up to produce stimulating interactions among conference delegates. Field excursions to selected sites of geological and touristic importance in the region are being planned to give the delegates an unforgettable experience.”

The East African Community (EAC) comprises of six partner states namely Uganda, Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and South Sudan.
 
Given the importance of energy in realizing this vision, the EAC partner states agreed to cooperate in joint exploration and development of energy resources found within the Community and to promote investment within the sector, according to information posted on EAC website.

The EAC partner states seek to promote exploitation of both renewable and non-renewable energy sources in the most optimal way for the mutual benefit of East Africans.

The EAC has been holding the East African Petroleum Conference and Exhibition biennially since 2003 to promote exploration, development and production of oil and gas. The main objective of the Conference and Exhibition is to promote investment in the oil and gas sector by demonstrating to the world the potential that lies within the region and sharing information on the status of development of the sector in each partner state.

The conference offers a wide range of technical presentations reflecting developments in the oil and gas industry in East Africa and around the world.
The conference provides a forum for discussing the legal and policy framework and the overall business environment prevailing in the region. It gives stakeholders in the oil and gas sector an opportunity to interact with EAC senior government officials and decision makers.

The conference and exhibition programme integrates field excursions to selected sites in each partner state for delegates to see the rich geological variety that the region possesses as well as the touristic attractions that the region is well known for.
        

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