Mr. Philips Obita is the Head of Development and Production Unit in the Uganda National Oil Company. He has more than seventeen (17) years of experience in exploration and development operations. As the Head of Development and Production, He is responsible for safely managing the Company's development and production operations to maximize value for the Company, through supervision of development and production operations; enhancement of recovery from producing assets as well as managing oil and gas reservoir performance for both independent and Joint venture assets.
He started his career as a Geophysicist with the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development under the Petroleum Exploration and Production Department in 2000 and actively participated in geophysical data acquisition, processing, interpretation and promoting the petroleum potential of the country to attract investment. He was promoted to Senior Geophysicist in 2006 and subsequently, Acting Principal Geophysicist and Head of Compliance between 2006 and 2017, leading reviews of oil companies’ budgets for petroleum operations and ensuring that the operations are executed in a prudent manner in accordance with the regulatory requirements.
He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics and Mathematics from Makerere University, Master of Science in Petroleum Geoscience from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Norway), Post Graduate Diploma in Management of Petroleum Development and Operations (Norway), Certificate of International Petroleum Management Program from the Institute for Petroleum Development Studies, University of Austin, Texas and several Certificates in Oil and Gas disciplines.