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Museveni to open major oil and gas summit

By Chris Kiwawulo

Added 21st November 2016 02:35 PM

The Summit will discuss and debate the future of oil and gas exploration and production in Uganda.

Museveni to open major oil and gas summit

The Summit will discuss and debate the future of oil and gas exploration and production in Uganda.

President Yoweri Museveni is to give a keynote address at the forthcoming 2nd Uganda International Oil & Gas Summit (UIOGS) due to take place at the Kampala Serena on November 22-23, 2016.

The summit is to be hosted by the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development at the behest of the Minister, Irene Muloni.

The timing of the Summit is of major importance to Uganda as it moves forward towards commercial oil production, with major projects under discussions.

The Summit will discuss and debate the future of oil and gas exploration and production in Uganda. A timely meeting for senior policy makers, global investors, oil and gas companies, lawyers, consultants and other stakeholders to find out more about the state of exploration and production as it is now and what challenges and opportunities lie ahead.

UIOGS will feature presentations from oil and gas industry leaders and experts in their fields from across the world. Major operators in Uganda CNOOC, Total and Tullow are all contributing to the programme in addition to Uganda's National Oil Company.

Ashley Williams, the Summit producer explains; "The 2nd Uganda International Oil & Gas Summit provides an excellent opportunity for professionals from across all aspects of the oil and gas value chain to share experiences with their colleagues and build fruitful relationships with stakeholders. We look forward to the participation of all partners, suppliers and customers from throughout Uganda and the East Africa region in support of our endeavors."

The Summit is to be held alongside a special focus event hosted by the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers who have selected Uganda to host their annual meeting given its pivotal position in the region.    

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