Uganda President for Major Oil & Gas Summit

September 7, 2017
Uganda President for Major Oil & Gas Summit

By Dipo Olowookere

President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda has been confirmed to attend the 3rd Uganda International Oil & Gas Summit (UIOGS) slated for September 27-28, 2017 in Kampala.

Mr Museveni will give keynote and welcoming address at the event to be hosted by the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development at the Hotel Serena.

Building on the success of its 2nd edition in 2016 which saw over 350 attendees, UIOGS 2017 will again demonstrate the importance of Uganda’s exciting oil and gas industry, discussing and debating the future of exploration and production in the region. It will feature presentations from industry leaders and experts in their fields from all across the world.

Held with the support of the Uganda National Oil Company and Petroleum Authority of Uganda, official delegations at the event are being led by Irene Muloni, Minister of Energy and Minerals Development of Uganda and Gabriel Lima, Minister of Mines, Industry and Energy, Equatorial Guinea alongside over 400 oil and gas industry leaders from throughout the world.

Further underlining its growing international significance, the event has supporting partners from all over the globe including major independent operators; Total and CNOOC as Knowledge Partners and Principal Sponsors, leading the list of partners which also includes; Siemens, Ponticelli Uganda, Fluor, OGAS Services, Freight Forwarders Kenya, Honeywell, UOP, Civtec Africa, Emerson Automation Solutions, Frontier Services Group, Jaihind Projects, Shawcor, AFEX, Alpha Logistics and Bawaka & Sons.

Speaking of the event’s growing global significance, the Event Director, Global Event Partners, Dan Grogan explained that, “The Uganda International Oil & Gas Summit is continuing to build in huge international significance, attracting professionals from across all aspects of the global oil and gas sector, including all of the key players in the industry and all elements of the value chain.”

He added that, “It will act as a platform for the industry to come together, discuss and debate the crucial next steps in the road map to production. We look forward to the participation of all global partners, suppliers and customers in support of our endeavours.”

With over 21 oil and/or gas discoveries made to date, 87 oil wells drilled and 21 fields in existence, Uganda’s long-awaited development phase is now certainly in full flow and the country is now unquestionably one of the hottest prospects and most promising areas for exploration ROI on offer.

Dipo Olowookere

Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan.

Mr Olowookere can be reached via [email protected]

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