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Kabagambe is new chair for society of petroleum engineers

By Pascal Kwesiga

Added 14th February 2018 10:36 AM

Kabagambe, a petroleum and mining geologist, served as permanent secretary at the energy ministry for close to 20 years.

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Kabagambe, a petroleum and mining geologist, served as permanent secretary at the energy ministry for close to 20 years.

PIC: Fred Kabagambe Kaliisa

KAMPALA- Fred Kabagambe Kaliisa, the senior presidential advisor on oil and gas and mining industries, has been appointed the new chairperson of the board of the society of petroleum engineers, Uganda section.

The society interacts with its members across the globe through established sections in regions where oil and gas operations are being undertaken.

Kabagambe, a petroleum and mining geologist, served as permanent secretary at the energy ministry for close to 20 years.

Earlier, he served in various capacities in the same ministry for over 20 years. His career in public service ended in 2016 when he retired from the position of permanent secretary, and was subsequently appointed senior presidential advisor.

Hans Peter Christophersen, the energy and trade counsellor at the Norwegian Embassy in Uganda, has also been appointed director at the society. 

Christophersen, a civil engineer, has held a number of positions in and outside the Norwegian government relating to energy and technology.

Geofrey Angudubo, an engineering professional with over nine years of experience in civil engineering, is the new secretary of the board constituted recently.

Rossini Silveira, a lecturer at Makerere University, is the board’s new treasurer, while Anthony Obadiah Kato, a geologist, is the institution’s membership chair.          

Brenda Amanda, a civil and petroleum engineer, is the board’s programme chairperson; Robert Salmon, the East Africa business development manager for Halliburton, is the mentoring chair, while Kalisto Ogwang is a student liaison on the board.

The society is the largest individual member organisation serving managers, engineers, scientists and other professionals worldwide in the upstream segment of the oil and gas industry.

Founded in 1957, the society has more than 164,000 members worldwide.

Members use the society to collect, disseminate and exchange technical knowledge concerning the exploration, development, and production of oil and gas resources and related technologies to enhance their technical and professional competence.

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