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MOMBASA READIES FOR 9TH EAST AFRICAN PETROLEUM CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION 2019

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, 07th May, 2019: The 9th East African Petroleum Conference and Exhibition 2019 (EAPCE’19) is set to be held in Mombasa, Kenya at the Pride Inn Resort, from 8th to 10th May, 2019.

The 9th edition of the biennial oil and gas regional event, themed East African Regionthe destination of choice for Oil and Gas Investment Opportunities to enhance Socioeconomic Transformation, will provide a unique forum for dialogue for all players in the Petroleum industry regionally and internationally. Technical papers, posters and exhibitions aligned to the conference theme are lined up to produce stimulating interactions among conference delegates.

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 EAPCE’19 provides a forum for discussing the legal and policy framework and the overall business environment prevailing in the region.

Preceding the Conference, on 7th May, 2019, is a Pre-Conference workshop under the theme Skills Gap and Local Content Requirements for Sustainable Oil and Gas Development in East Africa.

Facilitated by Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) and Bridge Consult, the Pre-Conference Workshop aims at the identification and development of skills in order to maximize national benefits from petroleum exploitation, as well as how local content can be identified and understood through increased local purchase, higher employment of nationals or larger local ownership in the oil and gas sector.

Further, the Ugandan Minister of Energy and Mineral Development, Hon. Eng. Irene N. Muloni is scheduled to launch the country’s second licensing round on 8th May, 2019.  Five (5) Exploration Blocks ranging from 400 to 1300 km2 are expected to be launched for this licensing. This licensing round follows the first licensing round through competitive bidding which was successfully undertaken in 2017.

Uganda made its first commercial oil discovery in 2006. To date, over 121 wells have been drilled with a success rate of over 88%. Preparations are under way to commence production following the issuance of production licenses to Total E&P Uganda B.V, Tullow Uganda Operations Pty Ltd, and CNOOC Uganda Ltd. The commercialization of the oil in Uganda will involve export of part of crude oil by the East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline through Tanga Port in Tanzania.

The Conference’s programme also incorporates Field excursions to selected sites of geological and touristic importance in the region to give the delegates an unforgettable experience.

For more information on the conference please visit www.eapce19.eac.int

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